Air traffic has increased significantly in recent weeks due to the government shutdown.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it had reduced flights to the West Coast.
The agency had previously announced it would drop the number of flights from 15,000 a day to 8,000, but said it would increase the number from a daily average of 2,500 to 5,000 flights daily.
The FAA announced the increase in flights was to help protect critical infrastructure, which includes power grids, roads and bridges.
The announcement came amid increasing concerns about the potential of an energy crisis as the country prepares to begin the rebuilding of the grid.
President Donald Trump, in a tweet Friday morning, said, “It’s no secret that I have a lot of people worried about the economy.
I’m seeing it all.”
He added, “I will be watching and taking action.”
“I am concerned about the health and safety of our citizens and will be closely monitoring this situation.
I am also looking for the best way to make our economy stronger,” he added.
Earlier Friday, the FAA said it was cutting the number and type of flights it was flying over the United States by 80 percent from the previous week.
“It’s a relief to see that we’re seeing a decrease in flights from the past week,” said John Lufkin, a spokesman for the FAA.
“The FAA will continue to work closely with the National Weather Service and other partners to ensure the safety of the public.”
Trump and his administration have said the shutdown has not caused the economic downturn, and Trump’s Twitter feed has continued to post news about the shutdown.
The White House also tweeted on Friday morning that it was “unlikely” that the shutdown will hurt the economy in the short term.
But the shutdown is expected to impact businesses and consumers in a number of ways.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, there are already about 1,600 flights between Atlanta and San Francisco, but airlines have reported that the travel volume has increased since the shutdown began.
The U.S. has been one of the most heavily affected by the shutdown, with the total number of federal workers being affected by roughly 5,500, according to the Labor Department.
The National Weather System has also reported an increase in severe weather, with thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes and hail in the region.
The storm system also damaged more than 1,000 homes and other structures in the Houston area.