Heading to the airport this morning? Better leave early.
What was at first an unspecified computer issue that left thousands of Delta Airlines passengers grounded around the world Monday morning was eventually clarified by the Atlanta-based company in a statement at 6:55 a.m. EST. The company took to social media to provide brief updates though many details have not been provided:
Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally.
— Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) August 8, 2016
A Staff Writer for Delta News Hub published the following excerpt a short time ago:
A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights enroute are operating normally. We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Updates will be available on news.delta.com.
Abby Huntsman of Fox News reported on the development this morning, identifying the incident as a, “total system outage.” According to WTAQ, “tens of thousands,” of passengers are delays are airports all around the world as a result.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
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