Flights into Phoenix diverted to other airports

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PHOENIX (AP) - Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say they're working hard toward getting flights running on time again after weather problems.

Up to 30 flights were diverted from Sky Harbor to other cities across the Southwest due to severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

 

Sky Harbor officials say the flights were diverted to airports in Tucson, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, N.M., El Paso, Texas, and Ontario, Calif.

At least two Southwest Airlines jets landed at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and waited for the weather to clear in Phoenix to fly into Sky Harbor.

Sky Harbor's deputy aviation director Deborah Ostreicher says departing flights out of the Phoenix airport are experiencing delays of between 15 to 30 minutes.

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