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GS – Ground Stop

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.

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