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Sunday 19 November 2017

Travel chaos at airports after 'check-in computer systems crash'

The software used by several airlines apparently failed for a time Stock Image
The software used by several airlines apparently failed for a time Stock Image
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A global computer glitch downed check-in systems at airports across the world today, including Dublin Airport.

The systems crashed causing long delays at a number of airports with issues reported at London Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Reagan Airport in Washington DC, Changi in Singapore, Johannesburg and Zurich.

It is understood that the glitch was related to Altea software, which is used by several airlines.

In Dublin airport the computers went down at 10.38am this morning and were back online at 10.50am.

The problem has also been fixed at Gatwick Airport according to the Telegraph.

The reason behind the outage is not yet clear.

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