NEW YORK (PIX11) – A power outage at JFK Airport’s Terminal 1 disrupted inbound and outbound flights at the terminal Thursday, officials said.
“We are working to accommodate impacted flights using other terminals. Travelers, please check flight status with your airline before heading to the airport,” JFK Airport wrote on Twitter at 2:53 p.m.
The power outage continued into the night Thursday. Normal operations could resume at 1 p.m. Friday at the earliest, according to officials.
While some travelers were able to get booked on other airlines and fly out of other terminals, some left the airport to stay at hotels or go back home.
The power outage was caused by an electrical panel failure. It also caused a small isolated fire overnight that was quickly extinguished, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.