Ground Stop. Ground Stops are implemented for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are:
- To control air traffic volume to airports when the projected traffic demand is expected to exceed the airport’s acceptance rate for a short period of time.
- To temporarily stop traffic allowing for the implementation of a longer-term solution, such as a Ground Delay Program.
- The affected airport’s acceptance rate has been reduced to zero.
How it works:
Flights that are destined to the affected airport are held at their departure point for the duration of the Ground Stop.