Power Outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport affecting flights in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
The blackout at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta affected travelers in Arkansas Sunday.
The Delta flight scheduled to come in Clinton National Airport at 10:30 p.m. was cancelled, along with all other Delta flights on Sunday across the country.
Delta flight 1614, scheduled to leave out Monday at 7:35 a.m., was also cancelled, even though Delta said it would resume flights Monday morning.
Plus, Clinton National Airport received two diverted aircrafts: one from Denver and one from Dallas.
That left many trying to reschedule flights and take alternate routes.
Shane Carter, spokesperson for Clinton National Airport, tells Channel 7 Delta will be taking passengers from the airport in a tour bus to Little Rock hotels to stay for the evening, until they get their flights figured out.
A passenger from one of the diverted flights described a confusin scene when he touched down.
"By the time we get to the hotel, find out that there's other flights that going to go to Atlanta, maybe at five in the morning or maybe 10 o'clock tonight, and we [weren't] informed," said William T. Ashmore. "And they also started giving out vouchers for hotel rooms, which we [weren't] informed. So now, we're back over here to see if we can get our flight in the morning."
Delta is the only airline that has flights going from the Clinton National Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.
Carter advised if you're scheduled to leave board a flight for Atlanta on Monday, check with Delta first before coming to the airport.