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Flights delayed at Savannah-HHI Airport

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Out of 11 flights set to arrive Friday night at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, four were on time, three were cancelled and the rest were late.

But airline industry experts say Friday's biggest problem wasn't the weather.

New Federal Aviation Administration rules require pilots to fly no more than nine hours, then to have 10 hours of rest before hitting the air again.

After two days of cancellations and delays, that's throwing a wrench in airlines' schedules, with delays cascading across the country.

Friday, more than 6,000 flights were late according to the website Flightaware.com.

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