JFK airport has begun its attempt to become fully functional. Boston Airport Express gathers that on Saturday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that Terminal 1 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport now has full power.
Once “essential electrical repairs” were finished overnight, “limited flight activity” began at the airport’s international terminal early on Saturday morning, according to the statement.
Other building systems are being looked at and brought back online, and all safety and security systems are fully working.
According to an earlier CNN report, the Terminal 1 power outage started on Thursday and lasted all day Friday.
A Port Authority statement from before said that 5% of all scheduled passenger flights at JFK leave from Terminal 1.
According to an announcement made on Saturday afternoon, of the 64 arrivals and departures that were originally planned for today at Terminal 1, 26 will happen there, 28 will happen at other JFK terminals or other airports, and 10 will be moved to another day.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement on Thursday that the outage was caused by a broken electrical panel at Terminal 1 that led to a “small, isolated fire” that was quickly put out.
The statement read, “The power loss is now impacting the terminal’s capacity to accept inbound and outgoing planes. “According to the Port Authority, the impacted planes were accommodated at other terminals.
According to FlightAware’s flight tracking website, an Air New Zealand flight scheduled to land at JFK at 5:40 p.m. ET on Thursday was returned to its starting airport.
According to the JFK website, several international planes that were supposed to land at JFK were instead sent to other East Coast airports like Washington Dulles International Airport, Boston’s Logan International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
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