Power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport causes airline cancellations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/CBS46)-- An airport-wide power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport canceled several flights in Atlanta Sunday.

Crews said the outage may have resulted from a fire that caused extensive damage in an underground electrical facility, according to a statement released by the airport. The fire was extinguished.

Investigators said Georgia Power believes the fire also impacted substations serving the airport.

Several airliners tweeted about the cancellations, as Atlanta police were assisting with crowd control and helping manage traffic around the airport, CBS46 reported.



Delta Airlines issued travel waivers to customers flying to, from or through Atlanta.

According to Flightware.com, the power outage has caused the following:

Total delays today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 580
Total delays within, into, or out of the United States today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 580
Total cancellations today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 619
Total cancellations within, into, or out of the United States today at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl: 619