Nearly 350 flights delayed or canceled on day 1 of SFO runway are closed

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – Saturday marked the first day of San Francisco International Airport's busiest runway closed for construction, and travelers felt the impact.

According to one airport commander, 244 aircraft were delayed and 103 aircraft canceled, mainly due to the maintenance project.

For 20 days, starting Saturday, the runway will be closed while a new base is being built along the 1900-foot stretch until it meets the intersection of another runway. The project is expected to end on Friday 27. September and cost $ 16.2 million.

On Twitter Saturday, airlines were busy responding to several frustrated pilots. One person emailed ABC7 News to say that their flight from LAX to SFO was delayed at least five hours.

Jenni and John Price traveled to San Francisco from Bossier City, Lousiana. Their connecting flight to SFO from Dallas landed three hours late.

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