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Here's what is causing flight delays at the Austin airport

Taking a look at the AUS flight tracker, many flights were either delayed or canceled on Thursday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said travelers should expect delays Thursday afternoon. 

The airport tweeted that the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control tower was "undergoing a required sanitization and deep clean." Arrivals and departures were expected to be delayed because of the cleaning. 

The airport then said that anyone picking up a passenger from the terminal should monitor the flight status and contact the airlines for updated information. Taking a look at the AUS flight tracker, many flights were either delayed or canceled.

According to an advisory from the FAA, COVID-19 cleaning and reduced staffing were the cause of delays Thursday afternoon. The average delay was 188 minutes with the maximum delay time 289 minutes. 

The airport said shortly before 4 p.m. that regular air traffic control operation had not yet resumed and that the FAA is able to accept a limited number of flights at the moment. Then around 6:30 p.m., AUS said that the airspace remains open and the FAA continues to accept a limited number of flights as they work to resume their normal operations. 

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