Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta remains closed due to a power outage. Based on varying reports, the airport has been having power issues for roughly 5 hours. When I reported on this a couple of hours ago it wasn’t clear how long the outage would last.
There are reports from passengers having issues as early as 11:30am today. Southwest is reporting on their Twitter feed that they have cancelled all operations at Atlanta airport for the rest of the day:
Due to an airport-wide power outage at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL), We have cancelled all remaining operations today, December 17. For more information visit: https://t.co/9CizTPhyak pic.twitter.com/8QLS2wEqkR
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) December 17, 2017
Hundreds Of Flights Canceled
Ben Mutzabaugh at the USA Today is reporting over 600 flights cancelled so far:
— Ben Mutzabaugh (@TodayInTheSky) December 17, 2017
In the height of the holiday travel season, canceling hundreds of flights is going to take a long time to recoup from. I would expect most flights to be pretty darn full this week. Good luck to everyone traveling this week.
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