Thunderstorms in Phoenix area divert up to 30 Sky Harbor flights to other Southwest airportsBy AP
Monday, October 4, 2010
Flights into Phoenix diverted due to weather
PHOENIX — Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say they’re working hard to get flights running on time again after weather problems.
Up to 30 flights were diverted from Sky Harbor to other cities across the Southwest due to severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Sky Harbor officials say the flights were diverted to airports in Tucson; Flagstaff; Las Vegas; Albuquerque, N.M.; El Paso, Texas; and Ontario, Calif. At least two Southwest Airlines jets landed at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and waited for the weather in Phoenix to clear so they could fly into Sky Harbor.
Sky Harbor’s deputy aviation director, Deborah Ostreicher, says flights departing from the Phoenix airport are experiencing delays of 15 to 30 minutes.