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Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 am

Due ongoing brush fires on Maui, the Kahului Airport (OGG) has been closed to commercial traffic tonight per Hawaii DOT.

Latest HIDOT advisory:

-Flights into OGG are being diverted as the fire is impacting access to the airport.
-Airport staff is supporting passengers already at OGG and is planning for sheltering-in-place or making use of county shelters.
-OGG currently operating on emergency generators.
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:26 am

Fire has almost cut island in half

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Here is a video taken onboard landing aircraft couple of hours ago.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1149514218279804928
 
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:28 am

United was reporting its flights on the ground OGG cant depart since crews cant access the airport from their hotels. (assuming many pax missing also).
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 am

Do crews use hotels in Lahaina?
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:53 am

Typically Kihei
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:04 am

Is the fire moving north or south?
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:05 am

AA has diverted a few OGG-bound flights to HNL, citing reduced visibility.
 
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:22 am

7pm Maui time. from Mauinews.com
The state Department of Transportation, which reported at 4 p.m. that flights were being diverted from Kahului Airport, which was on generator power, said the airport was open again at 6:15 p.m.
 
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:32 am

Looks like both of AA’s OGG-DFW flights have been delayed 15 hours.
 
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 pm

As usual, Delta fared better than others getting its flights out last night. All four delayed a few hours while United canceled four and delayed a fifth 12.5 hours.
 
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:27 pm

DLASFlyer wrote:
As usual, Delta fared better than others getting its flights out last night. All four delayed a few hours while United canceled four and delayed a fifth 12.5 hours.


Looks like Delta didn’t have any diversions. Alaska and United had some air turnbacks (5 hour flights to no where) as well as other flights diverting to other airlines.
 
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Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:08 pm

DLASFlyer wrote:
As usual, Delta fared better than others getting its flights out last night. All four delayed a few hours while United canceled four and delayed a fifth 12.5 hours.


I just checked UA1430 OGGDEN and it was only delayed 2.5 hours, so not all were canceled or delayed 12.5 hours, but it did divert to SFO enroute to DEN, not sure why though

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