Atlanta travel nightmare impacts local travelers
A blackout lasting more than ten hours at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has caused more than a thousand flight cancellations, developing into a travel nightmare for local residents flying.
Sunday’s massive power outage crisis at the airport caused around 1,150 flights to cancel. After the power loss, a thick layer of fog that developed over Atlanta caused even more flight delays and cancellations for travelers on Monday.
The Atlanta catastrophe affected travel plans for those flying into the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. News 25 spoke with Kevin Douglas, an orthodontist from Laurel who had to cancel over 90 appointments today because of the situation. “At midnight last night, my assistants had to go to the office and start collecting the 95 names to call at 7 o’clock this morning. They were not very happy and nor were the patients so it’s been a huge mess. I’ve lost a day of production that I’ll have to make up. I don’t know when, somewhere in the Christmas season, but it’s really hampered my schedule a lot.”
The power outage was due to a fire at the airport’s main substation.