Power outage at Brussels airport causes many delays

ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRUSSELS
Published 15.06.2017 09:38
Updated 15.06.2017 11:17
Firemen distribute water to waiting passengers after a power outage at Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, on June 15, 2017. (AFP Photo)
Firemen distribute water to waiting passengers after a power outage at Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, on June 15, 2017. (AFP Photo)

A power outage has hit Brussels airport, delaying dozens of departing planes and leaving hundreds of people stranded outside the terminal.

Florence Muls of Brussels airport said the outage hit at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) Thursday and specifically affected the luggage and air conditioning systems.

Early morning departures were immediately affected and hundreds of people were left waiting outside.

All systems were back to normal by midmorning but by then the backup was such that it would affect schedules for the rest of the day.

Despite the delays, the airport warned passengers to show up on time. The airport said incoming flights shouldn't be affected.

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