By Evie Carrick
April 05, 2019
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One of the more frustrating parts of air travel is sitting on the tarmac – buckled in and ready to fly – only to hear the pilot announce a long line of planes ahead of you in line. Travelers flying through New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this summer may want to prepare themselves for such a delay as the airport closes one of its four runways for a paving project.

The runway, which the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey reports was “approaching the end of its useful life,” will be widened by 33 percent and incorporate new lights, signs, cables, and navigational aids. The project starts this week and will continue through November 2019. The closed runway currently handles one-third of all JFK arrivals and its closure could mean delays, The Points Guy reported.