The control tower at Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury, Maryland is one of the towers that had been scheduled to close.
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The control tower at Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury, Maryland is one of the towers that had been scheduled to close.
(CNN) —  

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it will delay the closures of 149 federal-contract air traffic control towers until June 15.

Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these regional airport towers to help it meet $637 million in forced spending cuts.

The tower closures had been scheduled to begin April 7, phased in over four weeks. The towers are low- or moderate-volume facilities staffed by contractors.

Read the list of towers scheduled to be closed

CNN’s Jim Barnett contributed to this story.