Construction Causes Flight Cancellations, Delays Through San Francisco

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Construction is disrupting flights through San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

According to ABC 7 News, construction caused more than 180 flight delays and cancellations, and cancellations are set to continue Monday morning. Some incoming flights have been diverted to San Jose or Oakland, with passengers then bussed to SFO.  

NBC Bay Area reports that the disruption is due to the repaving and upgrade of the airport’s Runway 28L. The construction schedule began March 31 and calls for 28L to be shut down on nine weekends through June 9, except Memorial Day, with closures typically to occur between 6 p.m. Friday and noon Monday. Upgrades will include new centerline lights, as well as new pavement.


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Travelers are advised to check the status of their flight before heading out to the airport.

Thus far major airlines flying through San Francisco haven’t issued any information on flight change waivers or refund policies as a result of the cancellations. We’ll update this report when further details are available.

Keep visiting for further updates to this developing story.

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