Hazy air slows flights arriving at Sky Harbor

PHOENIX - Air quality is causing delays at Sky Harbor International Airport.

An airport official says there are about 20 minute delays for incoming flights and no delays for departing flights.

Deborah Ostreicher told ABC15 the delays are a result of dust in the air.

Outside the airport, some passengers said the sky was more hazy than usual but nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

Diane Talahaftewa has lived in Phoenix all her life.

"I have a friend that comes in frequently and there's times she's held up in the air because of the weather, the haboob," Talahaftewa said.

"Felt like we were in Florida today when I got up. I was walking the dogs and thought I was in the wrong state," said Diane Roberts, who was waiting to pick up a passenger.

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