Jet fuel delivery snafu causes some Burlington Airport flight delays

Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 6:47 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WCAX) - Burlington International Airport officials tell WCAX News a wholesaler in Albany, New York, that provides jet fuel to most of the airport’s major airlines ran out of juice.

Leaders say multiple fuel loads that were supposed to arrive in South Burlington Saturday never made it.

Delta, American and United Airlines’ supplies have run dry. But Frontier and JetBlue Airlines don’t rely on this fuel, so those planes are stocked.

Heritage Aviation is the company that distributes fuel from the Albany vendor to the airlines. CEO Matt Collins said this is a rare situation.

“This has never happened. I’ve been on the airfield for almost 13 years now, and I have not seen this. We have gotten close before, but never really completely out,” Collins said.

Collins says Heritage Aviation is reserving some fuel for a medical emergency.

He says the impacted airlines can choose to take off, then fill up at another airport, but that’s their call.

Collins and airport officials say they’re expecting three to four shipments of fuel Monday, which should fix the problem.

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