Richmond, VA

Smoke over Richmond, Virginia is causing flights to be cancelled and delayed

Margaret Minnicks
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Smoke from the Canadian wildfires is impacting airline travel to and from many states. This week, several flights in the Northeast region have been delayed or even canceled because of poor visibility. That has been the case at LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

Flights in Richmond

No flights were canceled at Richmond International Airport (RIC) this week, but the airport had five delayed flights that were arriving from or departing to New York, Newark, and North Carolina, according to Troy Bell, Marketing Director for RIC.

Bell says that the airport is continuing to monitor the smoke over the region even though the airport does not make the decision to cancel or delay flights. That decision is made by the airlines and air traffic control.

Travelers flying in or out of Richmond International Airport are advised to follow updates from the airline they are using. Be prepared for potential delays and cancellations just in case.

Current air quality and forecast in Richmond

At the time of this writing on Friday evening, June 9, the current air quality in Richmond is 110, according to the Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map. It was much higher on Friday morning and continued to decrease during the day, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The air quality is predicted to be as low as 97 on Saturday, June 10.

Click here and type in the name of your city to see the current air quality where you live in real-time. Also, check your airline before heading to the airport over the weekend to make sure your flight is on schedule.

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