The delays at other airports have affected operations at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township a spokesman said Monday.

Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts.

Some flights into New York, Baltimore and Washington were delayed by more than two hours as the Federal Aviation Administration kept planes on the ground because there weren't enough controllers to monitor busy air corridors.

One out of every five flights at New York's LaGuardia International scheduled to take off before noon on Monday was delayed 15 minutes or more, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. Last Monday morning, just 2 percent of LaGuardia's flights were delayed. The situation was similar at Washington's Reagan National Airport, in Newark, N.J. and in Philadelphia.

Some flights were late by two hours or more.

Kevin Rehmann, spokesman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority which oversees the airport, said there have not been any direct manpower cuts to the airport, but there have been delays because of the issues at other airports.

If an airport is unable to take a plane it may stay in Atlantic City longer, he said. Also, if a plane is delayed from the arrival site it will arrive here later, he said.

He did not know the number of flights out of Atlantic City that were so affected, he said.

The airport also receives planes diverted from other airports occasionally due to weather, but Rehmann said he did not know if there were any diversions at the airport Monday because of the sequestration.