Lingering Air Traffic Troubles at Mitchell

(Milwaukee)--The FAA says repairs may take another two weeks to fully restore operations at the air traffic control center in Aurora, Illinois after a deliberately set fire brought flights out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports to a standstill.

Last Friday, the fire caused the cancellation of about two thousand flights at both airports. The number has come down considerably, but it's still an issue. Mitchell International has also felt the pinch. Airport spokesperson Pat Rowe says at one point, 200 of the 300 departing and arriving flights had been impacted. But now, she says the airport is running at a 90 to 95% capacity. There are still some cancellations to and out of Chicago.

Many fliers we spoke with say even though they've been inconvenienced, they say it's part of flying. You have to expect the unexpected.

In the meantime, other Midwest control centers are helping to direct air traffic for the region.

One of the best ways to find out about flight delays and cancellations is to go through your airline carrier directly.

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