March 21, 2023

Terminal 1 at JFK

A journey nightmare is unfolding at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport in any case inbound and outbound flights from Terminal 1, which serves over a dozen overseas airways, suffered a “energy disruption.”

“An influence outage at JFK Terminal 1 is impacting the terminal’s skill to simply accept inbound and outbound flights,” the airport mentioned on Twitter.  “We’re working to accommodate impacted flights utilizing different terminals. Vacationers, please examine flight standing together with your airline earlier than heading to the airport.”

The  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, mentioned that “{an electrical} panel failure, which additionally induced a small remoted hearth in a single day that was instantly extinguished,” triggered the facility drawback.

The closure pressured one of many longest industrial flights on the planet to make flip over the Pacific Ocean andreturn to its departure airport.  Air New Zealand Flight 2 landed again in Auckland 16 hours after departing from that very airport.

“On account of {an electrical} hearth in Terminal 1 at JFK Airport and the terminal’s subsequent closure, NZ2 Auckland to New York was pressured to divert again to Auckland,” the airline mentioned in a press release.

Terminal 1 serves quite a few overseas airways together with Aero Mexico, Air China, Air France, Austrian Airways, China Airways, China Japanese, ITA Airways, Japan Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Saudi Arabian Airways,and Turkish Airways, amongst others.

“ITA Airways informs all passengers that because of {an electrical} outage Terminal 1 of the New York JFK airport will keep closed immediately,” the Italian provider mentioned in a press release on its web site. “We have been pressured to cancel all immediately’s flights from JFK airport to Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.”

The terminal is at the moment anticipated to reopen late on Saturday, in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s web site, however that info is topic to vary.

(Photograph: Accura Media Group)