A sudden power outage at the Malé international airport tonight disrupted passenger services, but caused no major delays in flight arrivals or departures.
Power went off from the whole airport at 8:10pm, but was restored at 8:50pm, the spokesman Hassan Areef said.
“We are looking into the cause of the power failure. This is quite extraordinary, but it happens at larger airports too, we are no exception. Operations are back to normal and there were no delays,” he said.
A staff who was reluctant to give his name said that air traffic control proceeded as normal, but the power failure disrupted passenger services.
“This is minor, no big issue,” he said.
The outage comes amidst heightened anxiety in Malé in the wake of the arrest of Vice President Ahmed Adeeb on suspicion of links to an alleged assassination attempt on President Abdulla Yameen.
Soldiers have been stationed at the power and water plants in Malé for nearly three weeks now over fears of sabotage.
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