New York airport: terminal closed
Operation suspended after long power outage
Terminal 1 of New York's "John Fitzgerald Kennedy" International Airport will be closed for the whole day today due to problems with the electrical system. Some scheduled inbound and outbound flights have been diverted to T8, while other connections have been moved to other airports on the American east coast such as New Jersey, Logan-Boston, Washington-Dulles.
"Travellers should check flight status with their carriers before arriving at the airport" as "the power outage is currently affecting the terminal's ability to accept inbound and outbound flights", the management company said. airport in a note.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had announced in the past few hours that the interruption to the operation of terminal number 1 was caused by a fault in the electrical panel, which caused a "small isolated fire during the night, which was immediately shut down". The organization is currently working with the airport manager to restore flight operations as quickly as possible.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency