What is a Ground Stop?

April, 7, 2019 by

A ground stop is an air traffic control measure that slows or halts the flow of aircraft inbound to a given airport. Ground stops may occur during an event or when the traffic level exceeds a certain limit.

A ground stop does not affect flights en route, but a ground stop is often accompanied by orders to divert to other airports.

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