- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials at Philadelphia International Airport say the ground delay program affecting Philadelphia-bound flights all day has been lifted.

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground delay of about an hour for most of the day due to low clouds.

The delays applied to Philadelphia-bound flights that hadn’t taken off yet and were part of a traffic management program.

The delay was lengthened to one hour, 50 minutes late in the afternoon.

But the airport announced shortly before 7:30 p.m. that the delay program had been lifted - and spokeswoman Mary Flannery said “gradually aircraft should be arriving on time.”

She said there would be fewer flights than usual for a Wednesday night and fewer people would be flying on Christmas Day than on a regular Thursday.

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