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.

The stories shaping California

Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.