Based on a spokesperson for the airport, a report of an outage was obtained round 1:30 p.m. native time.
“Georgia Energy, which is the power accountable for the facility right here on the airport, together with airport officers, are on the scene. We’re making an attempt to find out how quickly the facility can be again on,” Andrew Gobeil, the airport’s deputy director of coverage and communications advised BuzzFeed Information.
Gobeil stated that the airport has not but decided the reason for the outage.
John Kraft, a spokesperson for Georgia Energy, advised BuzzFeed Information that it had not but decided the reason for the outage both, and do not know when energy is perhaps restored. He stated that the corporate is working to revive it “as rapidly as attainable.”
Within the meantime, the Federal Aviation Administration “has put in a floor cease for flights headed to Hartsfield-Jackson,” the company stated in a press release to BuzzFeed Information. Because of this flights to Atlanta are being held at their departure airports. Based on the flight-tracking web site FlightAware, as of Sunday afternoon, there have been greater than 169 delayed and 101 canceled flights into and out of Atlanta.
Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport on this planet, in line with the Airports Council Worldwide, with greater than 2,500 flights and a mean of 275,000 passengers on daily basis. It is also a hub for Delta, which suggests flight delays in Atlanta might have ripple results world wide.