Announcement next week on airport closures

Posted at: 03/08/2013 12:09 PM
Updated at: 03/08/2013 12:35 PM
By: WNYT Staff

COLONIE - We're learning more about something we first reported nearly two weeks ago, possible cuts are coming to Albany International Airport, because of the sequester.

We've just learned that an official decision will be made on Monday, March 18, as to whether or not to cut the midnight shift of air traffic controllers.

Midnight shifts could also be cut in Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester.

That means commercial jets and planes would have to land at Boston, or New York airports.

The changes would take effect in April.

Other airport employees could also be furloughed, and have their hours cut, as well.