Power outage at Honolulu airport causes travel delays

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say a power outage at Honolulu’s international airport has caused travel delays.

Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara says the power went out in Terminal 1 at Daniel K. Inouye International around 9:15 a.m. The outage was confined to Terminal 1 and the flight control tower at the airport never lost power.

Security checkpoints at the terminal were not operational and there was no electricity at the gates, causing a backup for departing passengers.

About an hour after the outage, officials announced that power had been restored.

Sakahara said there was no threat of a security breach as areas with electronically locked doors were also being monitored by airport security.

Terminal 1 primarily services Hawaiian Airlines but travelers can access all airlines through any terminal at the airport.

  1. harryoyama June 13, 2019 3:20 pm Reply

    I thought the State spent $millions to upgrade the Honolulu International Airport that including both electrical and other facilities? It was also known that a number of contractors were fined for corruption and mismanagement of public funds. So there lies the root of the problem, someone should pay and not the airlines or taxpayers since they had no say in these “upgrades”.

    Either HECO or those who signed off on those plans should be held liable and not pass on that expense to taxpayers. If the CEO and their cronies are found to be liable, then they should be paying it.

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