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Powerless Flight

Passengers Left in the Dark by Major Power Failure at Baliís Ngurah Rai International Airport

(10/14/2013) The power went off for 30 minutes in the newly opened Bali Ngurah Rai international Airport disrupting the flow of passengers. The airport was without power starting from 3:00 pm on Monday, October 14, 2013.

According to travellers preparing to leave on flights, the airport was in the dark covering an area from gate 15 to gate 20.

In addition to leaving passengers in the dark, the air conditioning in the waiting lounges also ceased to operate while shops, cafes and toilets were also in the dark.

In the dark and uncomfortable with the heat of a non-air conditioned environment, passengers resorted to fanning themselves. Meanwhile flight announcements calling passengers to boarding lounges and departing flights were also rendered non-functional by the lack of electricity.

According to Beritabali.com, airport staff were compelled to circle the airport on foot calling out flight departure information.

After the 30 minutes power was returned to the airport only to fail once again after a short time later.

PT Angkasa Pura who manage the airport have not provided an explanation for the power outage or why back up power systems failed to operate.