has received a reprieve from possible overnight closures of its air-traffic control tower, U.S. Rep.
“The overnight closures are now off the table,’’ Lipinski said. “This is great news for Midway Airport,
The congressman, who is a member of the
Uncertainty remains over the status of 149 control towers that are operated for the FAA by private contractors at smaller airports.
The 149 airport towers threatened with closure include the tower at Gary/Chicago International Airport and at the airports in
The FAA began to furlough controllers at major commercial airports April 21. It caused more than 40,000 flight delays, especially at East Coast airports. Five days later, under congressional pressure, the furloughs were suspended.