May 26 (Reuters) - A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the largest transit hubs in the United States.
The sinkhole was found in a safety area adjacent to one of the airport’s main runways, a spokesman wrote Tuesday on the airport’s Twitter page. The runway will stay closed until repairs are completed, according to the post.
About 4 percent of departures from DFW, or 40 flights, were delayed and another 13 canceled as of 10:05 a.m. local time, according to data from flight tracking website FlightAware.com.
American Airlines Group Inc, which operates more flights from the airport than any other airline, has seen “no operational impact,” according to spokesman David Magaña.