Hawaii Flights Affected by Earthquake

Flights to and from Hawaii and San Francisco International Airport were affected by an earthquake in Hawaii yesterday morning (15 October).

In addition the Bay City News reported that air traffic at San Francisco International Airport experienced delays yesterday due to weather. Many flights were reportedly delayed by an average of 45 minutes with the longest delays being up to three hours, according to airport duty manager Douglas Lyon.

Lyon also said that many of the flights scheduled for Hawaii and operated by Hawaiian Airlines, Northwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines had been cancelled. Additionally, some Hawaiian airports did not accept night arrivals.

ATA Airlines spokesman Rick Hightower reportedly said that at Oakland International Airport ATA brought back two aircraft en route from Oakland to Honolulu and Maui. The spokesman said that the aircraft were sent back because the earthquake affected the power at the airport, and the airline had a total of ten flights that were either cancelled or delayed.

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