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Power outage grounds multiple flights at Augusta Regional Airport

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - 2PM UPDATE:

Power is back on at Augusta Regional Airport.

Outbound Delta flights are taking off as scheduled. American Airlines outbound flights are still cancelled.

Please contact your airline directly to reschedule your flight if neccessary. 


10AM UPDATE: 

The executive director for Augusta Regional Airport, Herbert Judon Jr. says they expect to have operations back up and running by this afternoon. 

He says crews found the cause of the power outage. The power aparatus that failed is a part that is specific to the specs of the facility and a new part has to come from the manufacturer. Judon says the part is en route from Columia, SC. They expect the part to arrive within the hour and installation should take a few hours. 

They were notified by American Airlines that all flights out of Augusta Regional were cancelled for the day. 

Delta has some inbound flights still sceduled to arrive in Augusta. There is no update on outbound Delta flights at this time. 

The airport is still asking outbound passengers to stay home until they can get the problem fixed. 

Another update is scheduled for 3PM. 


UPDATE: NewsChannel 6 has spoken with Lauren Smith from Augusta Regional Airport.

She says the airport is working with airlines right now.

In the meantime, passengers are asked to contact their individual airlines to reschedule their flights. 

The airport will be updating their social media with additional information as it becomes available.

It is not known at this time how long the outage will last. 


A power outage at Augusta Regional Airport could affect your flight today.

We do not yet know what caused the power outage.

We are awaiting further word from airport officials.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated.

 

 


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