Information on Delays Now available on CNN Airport Network

June 6, 2001

Immediate information on airport delays will

begin airing today as a “ticker” on the bottom of screens on CNN Airport Network. In an effort to provide timely airport delay status

information to travelers, House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman John Mica (R-FL), Federal Aviation Administrator Jane F. Garvey, the CNN News Group Chairman and CEO Tom Johnson, and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President Charles Barclay jointly announced this timely new information service for passengers.

The airport delay information comes directly from the Federal

Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic Control System

Command Center web site,, which provides

real-time airport status information. Passengers should continue


check with their airline for specific flight information. The new

CNN service will provide a ticker that will read: “FAA airport


advisory” and “Check with your airline for details.” It will then

scroll the city/airport name, the airport’s abbreviation code and


delay time. If there are no delays greater than 60 minutes, the

ticker will not appear.

“I am pleased that CNN and the FAA cooperated to create a

service to keep airline passengers updated about delays. This is

a great example of how the government can work with industry to

make the traveler’s experience a better one. Information about

delays is critical to traveling passengers and this will be a great

assistance in helping passengers plan their travel,” said Chairman


“Chairman Mica and Secretary of Transportation Mineta must be

applauded for their leadership on this project,” said Garvey. “As


result of this joint effort, millions of travelers will have access to

information from the FAA’s Command Center. We are


to providing travelers with the most current information so they

may make informed decisions.”

“CNN is pleased to be playing such an important role in getting

valuable airport delay information from the Federal Aviation

Administration directly to the traveler,” said Johnson.

“A lack of information only compounds the frustration


experience when they are stuck at the airport because of a

delayed or cancelled flight,” said Barclay. “Thanks to the

leadership of Chairman Mica and Administrator Garvey, and to


cooperation of CNN Airport Network, this summer millions of

passengers will have access to additional, real-time information

about the aviation system’s status.”

The list of major airports and their abbreviation codes on the


will include: Atlanta (ATL), Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS),

Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland

(CLE), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW),

Houston (IAH), LaGuardia (LGA), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles

(LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), Newark (EWR), New York

(JFK), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX),

Pittsburgh (PIT), Reagan National (DCA), Salt Lake City (SLC),

San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), St. Louis (STL) and

Washington Dulles (IAD).

CNN Airport Network is the only live, satellite-delivered television

service that provides up-to-the-minute news and information to


traveling public. Launched in 1992, the service is now offered in 35 of the nation’s busiest airports, covering more than 1,600 gates and other viewing areas.