Power outage cripples Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport

Ajustar Comentario Impresión

Raleigh Durham International Airport is feeling the effects of that massive power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

And three more Sunday flights to DIA from Atlanta were listed as delayed Sunday evening, DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said. Passengers are also directed to follow their individual airlines' social media channels for flight information.

Delta Air Lines has canceled at least 300 flights scheduled for Monday as a result of the outage, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Now they're not sure if they'll make it.

The city of Atlanta said it will provide passengers with shuttle service and accommodation at the Georgia International Convention Center. Leach says. "It's just very frustrating".

Steve and Sue Bishop are used to problems at their hometown airport.

Power was restored just before midnight. The FAA said the tower could operate normally but flights were affected because airport equipment in the terminals was not working. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.

The ground stop meant that flights into Atlanta were held at their departure airports. The intensity of the blaze damaged access to a backup system, Reed told reporters, adding that the cause remained unknown.

"While Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need", spokesperson Amanda Hannah said in an email to Business Insider. "We certainly understand that the outage has caused frustration and anger and we are doing everything that we can to get folks back home right away". Such delays can be costly for airlines.

"When the power goes out in one of the world's biggest airports. yikes!" Nearly 2,500 planes arrive and depart each day.