Blackout delays flights at Penang airport
GEORGE TOWN, July 2 — Hundreds of passengers waiting for three scheduled flights were stranded at the Penang International Airport for almost an hour due to a power failure at the airport’s Immigration counters.
Passengers waiting to board flights to Thailand, Hong Kong and China and passengers who arrived from Jakarta were stranded from 7.45am to 9.15am.
Airport senior manager Mohd Arif Jaafar said the power failure was due to maintenance work carried out at the airport.
“Due to the power failure, Immigration counters could not function, forcing passengers to be stranded,” he told reporters here today.
Mohd Arif said flights delayed due to the power failure were Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific (CX) Airlines and AirAsia. — Bernama