United Airlines to resume flights

 

UPDATE:

(MEDIA GENERAL) – The FAA announced United Airlines flights will resume this morning following a short stoppage Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

All U.S. United flights were grounded shortly before 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time due to computer issues. About an hour later, the FAA confirmed the stoppage had been lifted.

The Associated Press first reported the issue was related to “network connectivity” issues, which United confirmed.

United issued a brief statement: “We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning. We are working to resolve this and apologize to our passengers for any inconvenience.”

This is the second time in two months United has been forced to ground flights over technical issues. The airliner had a temporary halt June 2 due to computer animation issues.


 

NEW YORK (AP) – All United Continental flights in the U.S. are currently grounded due to computer problems.

United said in a statement on Wednesday that it is working to resolve the problems, which are related to “network connectivity.”

It is the second time in two months that the Chicago carrier has been hit by major technical issues.

United Continental Holdings Inc. had a temporary halt to all takeoffs in the U.S. on June 2 because of what the airline said were computer automation issues.

Its stock declined slightly in premarket trading.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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