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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

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A power cut at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport on Sunday led to a partial shut-down, affecting tens of thousands of people.The airport is the world's busiest, handling more than 250,000 passengers and almost 2,500 flights every day. Passengers were left in darkened terminals or on board planes.Power is now restored at the airport, but there have been more than 1,000 flight cancellations, with hundreds more scheduled for Monday.Many flights scheduled to arrive from other airports were being diverted elsewhere or held at their departure airport.In a statement, the airport confirmed they had suffered a power cut shortly after 13:00 (18:00 GMT) on Sunday. Flights are expected to resume at 06:00 on Monday (11:00 GMT).Georgia Power, which supplies the airport's electricity, sa...