Power restored at Atlanta airport

Delta got them a hotel room and put them on a Monday flight to Atlanta. The airline has canceled approximately 900 mainline and Delta Connection flights Sunday as a result of the outage and 48 flights have diverted to alternate airports due to a nationwide groundstop for Atlanta-bound flights. The airline urged passengers scheduled to fly on Monday to check their flights.

"I mean there was 40 or 50 people per the terminal area that were confined to wheelchairs and some that couldn't get through the airport very well, some of them actually couldn't walk and there was no plan at all to get them out of here without any power".

Georgia Power restored electricity to Atlanta's global airport just before midnight eastern time Sunday.

Robert Mann, an aviation consultant and former American Airlines executive, said it likely will be Tuesday before Delta's operations return to normal, and for passengers "it could be most of the week" because there aren't many open seats on other flights in the last week before Christmas. They began work at around 3 p.m.to get the power up and running. They spent Sunday night on a carpeted floor outside an elevator and hoped to get standby status on a Monday afternoon flight. The cause of that fire remains under investigation, but Georgia Power says equipment failure may be to blame. "So we're talking possibly millions of people disrupted over the next few days and it is certainly not going to be fixed in one day", he said.

Emergency lights flashed, ground traffic came to a halt and inbound passengers are stuck on their planes after power was lost at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Sunday.

David and Lynn Carden, sitting in soft chairs in the airport's atrium, left London early Sunday for Key West, Florida, but were diverted to Cincinnati because of the blackout. Global flights are being diverted to other airports. Global flights are being diverted to other airports, US Customs and Border Protection said.

More than 104 million travelers passed through Atlanta's airport past year, making the Delta Air Lines hub the world's busiest for passenger traffic, according to Airports Council International.

Like Sunday's outage, that April storm hit Delta's largest hub at a busy travel time when there weren't many empty seats to accommodate customers from cancelled flights.

"When the power goes out in one of the world's biggest airports. yikes!" Most travelers were patient as the world's busiest airport recovered from the outage. That brought the airport to a standstill and grounded more than a thousand flights. At one point, the crew said 92 planes were stuck on the tarmac, Klein said.

Some passengers reported being stuck in airplanes on the tarmac for hours.

The ground stop led Southwest Airlines to cancel all operations in and out of Atlanta for the rest of the day, spokesman Brian Parrish said.

Chick-fil-A broke its golden rule so it could provide food for thousands of travelers stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The airport serves an average of 275,000 passengers daily, according to its website.


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