ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Nine Delta and Southwest flights from Tampa to Atlanta were canceled Sunday following a power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
UPDATE: Delta reporting 4 arrival and 3 departure delays and 1 cancellation due to @ATLairport power outage. Southwest reporting two outbound cancellations and 1 inbound cancellation.— Tampa Intl Airport (@FlyTPA) December 17, 2017
Melanie Frank, who was traveling to Atlanta, was among dozens left stranded at Tampa International Airport.
“I don't live here and they don't give you anything when they cancel your flight," she said. "You're kind of on your own. So that's been frustrating…and last Friday my flight was canceled to Atlanta when it snowed so i feel like I've had so many issues with the Atlanta airport”
Wally Fong's daughter, Amelia, was flying back to Tampa from Switzerland when the airport power went out. Her flight was re-routed to Chicago, then Minneapolis.
He reached out to Delta for any information on when she'll be able to fly home.
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A fire in an underground electrical facility caused the outage, but what caused the fire remains under investigation, officials said.
Update on the ATL power situation pic.twitter.com/EctZveNI9p— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) December 18, 2017
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said power is expected to be restored by midnight, but early morning Delta flights from TPA to Atlanta may be delayed.
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