Saturday 10 December 2016

Delta Air Lines to cancel nearly 250 flights day after global system outage

Published 09/08/2016 | 12:34

A Delta passenger attempts to reschedule her travel plans after being caught up in the chaos (AP)
A Delta passenger attempts to reschedule her travel plans after being caught up in the chaos (AP)

Delta Air Lines said it was cancelling nearly 250 flights on Tuesday as it looks to restore operations after a power outage hit its computer systems on Monday.

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"We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode," Delta, the No.2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The outage forced Delta to ground about 1,000 planes, stranding passengers at airports around the globe.

Atlanta-based Delta said it would offer compensation to customers affected by significant delays or cancellations.

Rivals Southwest Airlines Co and American Airlines Group Inc have also suffered flight disruptions earlier due to data system malfunctions.

Reuters

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