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A brief electricity outage hindered operations at Rome’s main Fiumicino airport, the latest blow after a fire in a nearby pine forest blocked flights the previous day.
Airport police said the outage on Thursday morning lasted about 15 minutes and that the situation was back to normal. Passengers still faced delays of several hours after the fire the day before.
In a reply to a passenger identifying himself as Miles Roberts, who tweeted that he spent seven hours waiting and was “standing in line,” Alitalia SpA replied: “Yesterday’s fire is still causing difficulties for both us and our passengers.”
Alitalia said in a statement on Wednesday it had suffered 80 million euros ($88 million) in damage from the partial closure of Fiumicino’s Terminal 3 after a fire there in May. The carrier said it may “move its growth elsewhere” if airport managers “bet on low-cost airlines and provide inferior services.”
This article was written by John Follain and Lorenzo Totaro from Bloomberg and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.