London flights among those hit by power failure at New York airport

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By Linsey McNeill
17/02/2023
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Norse Atlantic’s flights between London and New York today are among those disrupted due to a power failure at New York’s John F Kennedy airport.

Terminal 1 at JFK closed this morning and will remain closed for the rest of Friday.

In a tweet, the airport said: “Travelers should check with their carriers for flight status before coming to the airport.”

Norse Atlantic’s flight from JFK to London Gatwick which was due to land at 6am is now expected at 12.20pm. The return flight NO701 to JFK, scheduled to depart at 12.30, is likely to be delayed as a result, although an airline spokesperson said it was planning to operate on schedule.

JFK said it was trying to move flights to its other terminals while it works to restore power at T1, which is used by 33 airlines, including Air France, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, ITA and Air New Zealand.

16-hour flight to nowhere

An Air New Zealand flight heading to JFK this morning was forced to return to Auckland due to the power failure.

Flight NZ2 was already two-thirds of the way across the Pacific when it turned around, bringing passengers back to where they started after 16 hours in the air, according to the New Zealand Herald.

An Air New Zealand spokesperson told the publication that diverting to another US airport would have meant leaving the aircraft on the ground for several days, impacting numerous other flights.

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