plane.jpgFlight delays of about 30 minutes are anticipated at San Francisco International Airport for most of the morning due to low fog in the area, an airport duty manager said.

The Federal Aviation Administration implemented a ground delay program scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. to slow the flow of San Francisco-bound planes due to fog near the airport, duty manager Joseph Walsh said.

Potential delays on incoming flights arriving from locations west of Denver would subsequently affect outgoing flights, but as of 6:15 a.m., arriving flights were on time.

“We just don’t have those planes arriving this early,” said Walsh, who expects passengers could experience the 30-minute flight delays after about 9 a.m.

The program is in effect until 1 p.m., but could be lifted before then if the fog dissipates and improves visibility.

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