Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017|2 p.m.
ATLANTA– A sudden power failure at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded ratings of flights and stranded countless travelers throughout one of the busiest travel times of the year.
Travelers were left in the dark when the lights suddenly headed out in the early afternoon. Airport spokesman Reese McCranie stated all airport operations were affected, and outbound flights were halted. Additionally, the Federal Air travel Administration executed a “ground stop” for flights gone to the airport. That suggests flights going to Atlanta were hung on the ground at their departure airport.
Georgia Power representative John Kraft stated the utility was working to find out the cause and restore electrical power. He might not estimate when the power might be restored.
The United States Customs and Border Protection Service stated on Twitter that due to the power outage, global flights were being diverted to other airports.
The Hartsfield-Jackson airport – serving 104 million guests a year – is the world’s busiest, a difference it has actually held because 1998. The airport serves approximately 275,000 guests daily, according to its site. Almost 2,500 airplanes show up and depart each day.