SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — On Sunday night, Delta Airlines grounded its domestic fleet because of a “systems outage” that was causing delays in departures.
On its website, the airline stated:
“Delta teams are expeditiously working to fix a systems outage that has resulted in departure delays for flights on the ground. Flights in the air remain unaffected. Some customers are experiencing delays upon landing, particularly at Delta’s hub airports. Delta apologizes to customers for the inconvenience.”
They later tweeted that “Delta flights are departing and a ground stop has been lifted as IT systems begin to return to normal after a systems outage.”
Later Sunday, the airline said on Twitter that “approximately 150 flights have been cancelled tonight with more expected. Not all delays/cancellations are being reflected on Delta systems.”
Flights already in the air and international flights weren’t affected by the grounding, Delta said earlier Sunday evening.