Ongoing Power Outage At LaGuardia Airport Delays Some Flights Three Hours

While a planned strike earlier this week by contracted baggage handlers and security workers was canceled, saving travelers from experiencing travel disruptions at two of New York’s airports, those passengers coming in and out of LaGuardia faced an interruption of their own on Friday morning when a terminal in the airport lost power. 

CNBC reports that a power outage was reported at about 6 a.m. Friday causing delays of up to three hours for many flights arriving at the airport.

“Due to current power outages affecting airlines operating in Terminal C, Parking Lots 4 and 5, flight disruptions may result,” LaGuardia Airport said in a notification to passengers. “Please check with your airline to determine if your flight is affected.”

The airport did not immediately provide information on what caused the power outage or how long it might last.

This is the fourth time in recent months that flights have been delayed because of issues with power or technology. Last week, Spirit Airlines suffered a computer glitch at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, before that United Airlines grounded all flights from taking off for about an hour because of automation issues.

Power outage at LaGuardia Airport causes 3-hour delays [CNBC]

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