Delta flights from Lindbergh Field facing delays after computer system failure
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Travelers flying in an out of Lindbergh field Monday were expecting delays and cancellations after a power outage in Atlanta affected Delta Air Lines computer systems.
.@Delta has canceled approx. 300 flights due to power outage. Systems are coming back online, but delays and cancellations continue.
— Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) August 8, 2016
Delta computer systems and operations were affected worldwide, the airline said in a statement, resulting in cancellations and delays Monday morning. A ground stop was ordered but flights some flights resumed take-off around 5:40 a.m., according to a statement on the airline’s website.
"Cancellations and delays continue,’" the airline said. "Customers heading to the airport(s) should expect delays and cancellations. While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist. There may also be some lag time in the display of accurate flight status at delta.com, the Fly Delta App and from Delta representatives on the phone and in airport."
Flight information on the Lindbergh Field website seemed to be showing all flights running on time but Delta said that the information may have also been affected by the outage.
“We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time,” according to Delta. “We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.”The ground stop "has been lifted and limited departures are resuming following a power outage in Atlanta that impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide."