Southwest Employee Entertains Passengers During Power Outage at Phoenix Airport

Dozens of flights were canceled, delayed, or diverted during a power outage at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona on Monday, November 8.

An Arizona Public Service (APS) employee was injured while performing scheduled maintenance work on a piece of electrical equipment that “failed” and caused the outage, according to APS. The employee was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, they said.

American and Southwest Airlines continued to have “significant flight impacts” after power was restored at terminal 3, Arizona’s Family reported. Operations were expected to fully recover by mid-afternoon.

Crews remained at work to restore terminal 4 as of 11:14 am, APS said.

This footage filmed by traveler Becky Minks shows a Southwest Airlines employee entertaining ticketholders with a singing performance.

“The power went out at Sky Harbor airport but our attendant at the gate made the best of it this morning,” she wrote in a caption. Credit: Becky Minks via Storyful

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