UPDATE: PDX flights restored after fuel malfunction repaired

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Updated: June 14, 2013, 9:09 AM

 

UPDATE: The in-ground aircraft fuel supply system at Portland International Airport is now repaired and serving aircraft, Steve Johnson, an airport spokesman, said Friday morning.

About a dozen flights that were scheduled to leave the airport earlier, but have not yet departed, Johnson said shortly after 11 a.m. About 90 flights departed earlier Friday morning, he said.

Johnson urged passengers to check with their airlines on flight schedules throughout the day to see if their flights are delayed, as regular schedules will restore gradually.

PORTLAND — A malfunction in the underground fueling system at Portland International Airport delayed some flights Friday morning.

Steve Johnson, a spokesman for the Port of Portland, said many flights don't need to be refueled or were fueled from trucks, so they remained on schedule.

He said that at about 8 a.m., 30 planes had departed, and 16 were delayed.

He said he didn't have information about the reason for the malfunction or an estimate for when it would be repaired. Work on the repairs are already underway, he said.

Passengers should check with their airlines on flight schedules to see if their flights are delayed, Johnson said. For information on the delays, visit flypdx.com.