Let’s say the aviation industry hadn’t been affected by the government shutdown. Would President Trump have moved to reopen the government this week? Probably not. But aviation is important, and no one wanted to see more delays and cancellations.
On Friday morning, U.S. airlines delayed flights along the East Coast as the Federal Aviation Administration dealt with staff shortages at two air traffic control facilities where more workers than usual called in sick.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Quynh Hoa https://skift.com/2019/01/25/aviation-complications-likely-spurred-move-to-reopen-u-s-government/