NYC’s JFK terminal 1 resumes limited flights after outage
Power has been restored at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 1 after an outage caused travel headaches for days.
Port Authority says electrical repairs were completed overnight, and limited flights resumed Saturday morning.
Dozens of flights have been impacted over the past two days.
A small fire caused by an electrical panel malfunction in a utility room Thursday morning resulted in a lot of chaos for people expecting to travel.
Since then, Port Authority has been working with the operators at Terminal 1 to reroute flights.
According to airport officials, only 5% of scheduled flights go in and out of Terminal 1.
While the closures caused some confusion, things seemed a bit more under control Saturday.
Port Authority says of the 64 flights scheduled out of Terminal 1, 26 will operate as scheduled, 18 have been rerouted to other terminals, 10 were canceled, eight moved to Newark Liberty International Airport and two moved to New York Stewart International Airport.
Port Authority says safety and security systems are now functional. Systems are being tested and brought back online.
Additional customer service staff will be made available to help passengers.
We’re told normal flight operations will fully resume at Terminal 1 Sunday, but passengers should continue checking with their carriers before showing up.