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Kennedy Airport fixes power outage that canceled flights

workers fixed the blackout new yorkJohn F. Kennedy International Airport has canceled or diverted some flights, officials said Saturday.

Repairs were made overnight and full power was restored at Terminal 1, which handles some of the airport’s international flights, the airport operator said. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The power outage began on Thursday when a faulty electrical panel caused a small fire, officials said. Dozens of flights have been canceled, some diverted to other airports.Air New Zealand flights forced to turn back Auckland After flying two-thirds pacific oceanresulting in a 16-hour journey.

“I thought it was Ambien’s bad dream,” said passenger Rosemary Almao. Her part-time journalism professor, she was sleeping when a friend of hers woke her to tell her her plane was heading back to Oakland.

Power was fully restored at Terminal 1, but flight activity was limited on Saturday morning, according to the Port Authority. Terminal 1 was opened to 26 of the 64 flights originally scheduled for Saturday, with 18 being processed at other terminals and 10 canceled.

“As activity resumes at Terminal 1, private terminal operators will be operating with reduced menu options as they deploy additional customer service staff to assist passengers,” the Port Authority said in a statement.

“Customers are encouraged to continue to check with their carriers for the latest flight information. All other terminals at JFK are operating normally.”

Officials said safety and security systems are fully operational and other building systems are being tested and brought back online. Kennedy Airport fixes power outage that canceled flights

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