(CNN) – Air traffic control issues are causing hours of flight delays to Florida airports, the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN.
“The FAA has slowed traffic volume in Florida airspace due to an air traffic computer problem that is being resolved,” the agency said in a statement.
A publicly available airspace status notice shows flight delays averaging two hours with a maximum delay of six hours.
The FAA says the problem is with the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system at the Miami Air Traffic Control Center.
This center is responsible for controlling millions of cubic kilometers of airspace for commercial flights over Florida.
A spokesman for Miami International Airport attributed the delays there to an “FAA computer system issue” across Florida.
The FAA said earlier that Monday would be a busy post-Christmas travel day with 42,000 flights scheduled, “with likely heaviest volume from the south to the north.”
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