Issues resolved at DCA after substantial flight delays

People in Reagan National Airport took to social media on Sunday after some reported flight delays in excess of two hours.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority confirmed that the delays were primarily caused by fuel system issues that have been fixed.

“The hydrant fueling system that serves the north concourse at Reagan National Airport experienced a brief outage this evening; however, functionality has since been fully restored,” MWAA told WTOP.

Even so, passengers on planes that stopped at the airport have spent almost hours in a terminal due to what they were told were “maintenance issues.”

The authority encouraged passengers to check with their operating airline for the most up-to-date information on their flight status. However, some have complained that even social media conversations fell on deaf ears.

WTOP’s Juan Herrera contributed to this report.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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