Dense fog causes some flight delays at LAX

Large "L-A-X" letters on grass.
The sun is out following dense early morning fog that caused some delays at LAX on Saturday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Thick morning fog caused some flight delays at Los Angeles International Airport early Saturday.

“We expect the FAA to have a ground delay program, in which arriving aircraft headed to LAX are held for a time at departure airports to space out flights, through about 1 p.m. Average delays are about one hour but please check your flight status w/your airline,” LAX tweeted at 8:23 a.m. Saturday.

A dense fog advisory from the National Weather Service expired at 9 a.m., and LAX tweeted at 9:32 a.m. that the FAA ground delay was canceled but some lingering delays might still be possible.