The effects of a power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport is impacting travel in Southwest Florida on Monday.
Over a thousand flights leading into and out of Atlanta were cancelled and will affect the flights scheduled for Monday. One woman we spoke to was on a flight from Tokyo to Atlanta when the captain announced they'd have to land in Detroit instead.
Atlanta's Fire Rescue reported flight, security and taxiing delays.
For those who are in Atlanta, the City of Atlanta says it will provide shuttle service to the George Convention Center for travelers who need a place to stay, and Chick-Fil-A would be provided.
The outage affects all airport operations, spokesman Reese McCranie said. The news release also said the outage may have been caused by a fire in at Georgia Power underground electrical facility.
Like Sunday's outage, that April storm hit Delta's largest hub at a busy travel time when there weren't many empty seats to accommodate customers from cancelled flights.
American Airlines: Everyone who flew on American Airlines on Sunday received their luggage.
Some passengers were removed from planes on the tarmac via portable staircases.
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The FAA said it would staff the airport control tower throughout the night so that it can handle flights once they resume.
Emergency lights flashed, ground traffic came to a halt and inbound passengers are stuck on their planes after power was lost at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Sunday.
Some 80 to 100 planes got stuck on the tarmac, as powerless gates became unusable.
Airport workers were distributing bottled water, and Dunkin' Donuts was giving out doughnuts.
11Alive has reached out to JetBlue, Spirit, and United Airlines but have not received a response.
The nation's busiest airport at a standstill and in the dark.
The airport serves an average of 275,000 passengers daily, according to its Web site.