The Luton Airport at London city woke up to a power outage on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2016, at 7:06 p.m. BST, as reported by iTV News.
The mishap that seems to be an outcome of a flash flooding, affected the passport clearance-related operations of the airport. It left thousands of passengers unattended in large queues, waiting for their passport clearance, resulting in significant delays.
Fortunately, the airport staff acted swiftly, by allowing both the existing rush of women and children passengers to go through the procedure first. Even the technical team helped set-up an additional back-up system to handle fresh arrivals at the airport. However, despite these measures, not much has been accomplished in containing the delays, which are still being reported.
Meanwhile, the outage seems to have unleashed a cascading effect on other surrounding airports of London. The Gatwick Airport at London, which experienced torrential rains in an hour’s time, also reported significant arrival and departure delays due to bad weather.
However, no weather-related delays have been reported at London City’s Heathrow Airport.
Written by Bashar Saajid
iTV News: Thousands delayed as flash flooding causes power outage at Luton Airport
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