Power failure causes chaos at Budapest Airport

2009 szeptember 26 6:55 du. Power failure causes chaos at Budapest Airport bejegyzéshez a hozzászólások lehetősége kikapcsolva

A power failure Saturday evening at Budapest Ferihegy Airport’s Terminal 2A resulted in scores of delayed flights, as authorities attempted to evacuate passengers from the building and transfer all flights and bags to Terminal 2B, located right next door. The electricity went out at 8pm local time and power will likely only be restored Sunday morning. According to Budapest Airport Zrt. spokesperson Mihály Hardy, problems with two 110 kilowatt cables caused the power outage. As such, all baggage reclaim machines are out of order, as are all automatic doors in the terminal. Terminal 2B, however, is not experiencing any of these technical difficulties.

Hardy noted that passenger traffic on Saturday nights tends to be very modest and as such, T-2B should have no problem accommodating all passengers from the terminal that is normally reserved for flights to and from Schengen Zone countries. Terminal 1–which serves discount carriers–is not affected by the outage.

Canadian Hungarian Journal

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