Early morning power outage at YVR impacts flights, services

Citynews1130.com BY HANA MAE NASSAR Posted Oct 25, 2018

An outage at Vancouver International Airport’s domestic terminal left a number of people in the dark, and impacted some flights on Thursday morning. (Courtesy @digimnomad via Twitter)
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A power outage at YVR’s domestic terminal Thursday morning affected some flights and services

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Some flights out of Vancouver International Airport were affected by a power outage Thursday morning.

The outage was contained to the domestic terminal, and also impacted some services in that wing.

Power has since been restored, but it’s unclear what caused the outage.

Passengers ‘left in the dark’

Meantime, some travelers have expressed their frustration, taking to social media in some cases.

Travis Sheppard is based out of Vancouver and was trying to catch a flight out to Toronto.

“It was a pain in the butt,” he tells NEWS 1130. “It caused delays to security, food stations that are open early.”

He says few details were being shared with passengers.

“There’s no support from YVR itself,” he claims. “People are just wondering what’s happening, why it’s happening, and there’s no information. The airline just said that ‘we’re not boarding until the lights come on.’”

Sheppard admits the whole situation is kind of eerie, and even funny.

“Vancouver has some of the highest airport taxes and they can’t even keep the lights on.”

Some flights were forced to reschedule their departures, and YVR asks — as always — that passengers check with their carriers for updated flight times before leaving for the airport.