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Sun 3 December 2023
East London's King Phalo Airport affected by municipal power outage

​Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) would like to inform travellers of an ongoing power outage at King Phalo Airport (KPA), in East London in the Eastern Cape, which is impacting its operations and may lead to delays.

King Phalo Airport Local Airport Manager, Nicola Smith says the airport has been without power since midnight Sunday morning (3 December 2023), due to a municipal electricity fault.

"While this is a municipal issue that is beyond ACSA's control, our backup power sources are suppling energy to essential services within the airport, and we hope to have our power restored shortly," says Smith.

Passengers should take note that areas impacted by the outage include parking systems, information boards, as well as  other related operations at the airport.​​

"Passengers should allow for the extra time required to check-in and should arrive at the airport early. We sincerely apologise to our customers for any inconvenience this situation might have caused. We are hard at work to get the situation back to normal," says Smith