Delta Airlines suffers major system outage

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8 August 2016

Delta Airlines has grounded flights after experiencing a major computer system outage.

The company’s official Twitter account said “Delta has experienced a computer outage that has affected flights scheduled for this morning.”

“Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally. We appreciate your patience.”

The UK is among several countries being affected, with reports from BBC News that there are already huge back logs in Heathrow.

“Our Team is working diligently to get it back up and running. Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed,” the company said via Twitter.

According to a report in TheSun.co.uk, the outage is global, with passengers affected from San Francisco to Malaga and beyond.

The company has apologised for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Delta has attributed the outage to a power failure at its Atlanta data centre.

“A power outage in Atlanta, which began at 2:38 a.m. ET (0638 GMT), has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays and cancellations today,” said Delta.

 

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