Blackout delays flights at Las Americas Airport
Santo Domingo.- A 26 minute blackout delayed flights at Las Americas Airport, disrupting both check-in and passenger departures and arrivals.
According to local media, the electrical system failed when lighting struck the terminal perimeter during Thursday afternoon’s torrential rains..
The delays included a Delta Airlines flight to New York, and one Jetblue from the same city.
Also affected were Immigration, Customs, X-ray machines and airport security agencies.
Airports Management Company (Aerodom) spokesperson Yolanda Mañan said despite the outage the terminal’s air navigation system wasn’t compromised because it’s supplied by a separate, independent circuit.