Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure
Workers at New York’s LaGuardia Airport accidentally cut an electrical cable, causing a power outage at the airport’s Terminal C early Friday morning. The incident resulted in over a hundred flight cancellations and delays.
Delta Air Lines was most heavily impacted, as the airline was forced to cancel approximately 119 Delta mainline and Delta connection flights at the New York City airport as of 10:30 a.m. EDT. The carrier said that delays are averaging three hours.
Over 175 flights at LaGuardia have been delayed, and a total of 162 have been cancelled, including Delta’s, according to Flightstats, a flight-tracking service.
Delta said that it is providing snacks and beverages to passengers who are waiting in the affected terminal.
US Airways also uses LaGuardia’s Terminal 3, although the carrier was not impacted by the incident.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that the power outage occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. Power was restored to the area around 8:30 a.m. Delta resumed flights at about 10:30 a.m.
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