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Delta Resumes Some Flights After Worldwide Computer Outage

Delta Resumes Some Flights After Worldwide Computer Outage

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Monday, 08 August 2016 09:05 AM

Delta Air Lines said some flights are taking off after a power outage caused its computer systems to crash, halting flights worldwide and stranding passengers.

"A Delta ground stop has been lifted and limited departures are resuming," it said.

The airline said customers should still expect delays and cancellations, with long wait times.

Earlier:

Delta Air Lines Inc. experienced what it called a "major system-wide network outage" on Monday which delayed flights worldwide and said technicians were working to resolve the computer problem as soon as possible.

Flights scheduled for departure were not taking off, but those already in the air were operating normally, Delta said in a statement.

Delta operates 5,000 departures a day and is a member of the SkyTeam alliance alongside airlines including Air France-KLM .

"Delta experienced a computer outage that has impacted flights scheduled for this morning," said Delta, the world's second largest airline measured by revenue passenger kilometres flown.

"Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won't be much longer," the airline said on Twitter.

The outage was affecting flights globally, a London-based spokeswoman for the airline said.

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Delta Air Lines said some flights are taking off after a power outage caused its computer systems to crash, halting flights worldwide and stranding passengers.
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