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Power outage at Atlanta airport grounds flights

December 17,2017 21:32

A power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest, ground operations to a halt on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop on flights, meaning planes are held at their departure points, the ...and more »


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Delta Airlines planes taxi at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA.

A power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest, ground operations to a halt on Sunday.
The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop on flights, meaning planes are held at their departure points, the airport said. Flight-tracking site Flight Aware said departing flights were delayed by more than an hour.
Delta Air Lines said it is diverting some Atlanta-bound flights and expected delays as a result of the loss of power. The airline is based in Atlanta and the airport is its main hub.
It was not immediately clear what caused the outage, but Georgia Power said it was investigating.

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

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