Maui News

Power Outage at HNL Interisland Terminal Forces Flight Delays

February 21, 2012, 7:32 AM HST
* Updated February 21, 1:40 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

Honolulu International Airport, photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A power outage at the Interisland Terminal of Honolulu International Airport is affecting neighbor island flights this morning.

As of 6:30 a.m., nine flights were delayed and two flights had taken off, according to DOT Communications Chief Dan Meisenzahl.

Transportation officials say the outage was affecting the jetway doors, which had to be manually opened, but resumption of service is currently underway.

At 7:20 a.m., a significant portion of the terminal was back online, and the computer system at Hawaiian Airlines was online as well.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The outage occurred this morning after crews conducted a monthly test of emergency generators at the airport.  When bringing the power back online, Meisenzal said, not all of the power was restored, with outages affecting the Interisland Terminal.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

“Hopefully operations will be back to normal sooner rather than later,” said Meisenzal, who said travelers can expect a ripple effect resulting in slight delays throughout the morning.

Travelers are asked to contact airlines to confirm flight arrival and departure times.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments