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Plattsburgh International Airport operations unfazed by government shutdown

PLATTSBURGH — Screening Operations at Plattsburgh International Airport remain unaffected by the ongoing federal government shutdown.

According to a news release from Airport Manager Chris Kreig, flights are still departing without issue, regardless of the shutdown, which began nearly four weeks ago.

Some airports across the country have experienced delays as Transportation Security Administration agents have called in sick, rather than work without pay.

“On behalf of Clinton County, I want to express our deepest appreciation for the efforts of the TSA officers and the sacrifices they are making,” Kreig said Tuesday.

“The TSA officers assigned to the Plattsburgh International Airport continue to perform their duties with professionalism and dedication, supporting airport operations and ensuring the safety and security of the traveling public.”

Kreig said TSA Federal Security Director for Upstate New York Airports, Bart Johnson, provides regular updates to airports under his jurisdiction as he receives additional information.

Travelers are reminded to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time.

“We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as needed,” Kreig said.