December 20, 2017 / 7:15 PM / 7 months ago

Atlanta airport power outage cost Delta Air Lines up to $50 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 11-hour system outage at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta cost Delta Air Lines up to $50 million, a Delta spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, and the carrier said it plans to seek compensation for its losses.

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

The extent of the power outage that began on Sunday at Delta’s most significant hub was first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, following an interview with Delta chief Executive Ed Bastian.

Reporting by Alana WiseEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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