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Holiday travel ramps up at DIA amid Atlanta outage

Posted at 7:02 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 09:32:06-05

DENVER —A power outage at the world's busiest airport is impacting travel at Denver International Airport just as the Christmas travel rush begins to ramp up.

A sudden power outage Sunday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport grounded more than 1,000 flights. Power has been restored.

The Atlanta snafu rippled across the country, causing travel woes at DIA. At least ten flights were listed as canceled Monday morning. Several flights were also delayed or rescheduled because of the Atlanta outage.  

Delta Air Lines, with its biggest hub in Atlanta, was the hardest hit. But other airlines were affected as well.

At Southwest Airlines, about 70 Atlanta departures out of 120 scheduled for Sunday were canceled, an airline spokesman said in an email. United Airlines and JetBlue Airways were among carriers reporting delays or cancellations.

Officials are advising travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport.