Power Outage In Atlanta Causes Massive Issues With Delta Airlines Computer Systems
A problem with Delta Airlines computer systems caused major flight delays and cancellations today for customers worldwide, according to a statement from the airline. Delta officials said a power outage in Atlanta, Georgia caused the issue.
Those flights that were already in progress were not affected.
“We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible,” according to the statement. “We are investigating the cause of today’s outage, but our focus right now is on our customers and getting our operations back to normal,” airline officials said on Twitter.
As of the time of this writing, 365 flights were cancelled and the airline “operated 1,260 of the nearly 6,000 scheduled flights,” according to the statement. The remaining flights may be subject to further delays or cancellations.
Affected customers will be eligible for a flight voucher, which must be used by August 12, airline officials said.
Customers are encouraged to check their flight status today, as some may inaccurately be listed as “on time” on the Delta website, the smartphone App or at airports.