Delta says 300 flights cancelled, delays and cancellations continue

Airline suggests those flying Delta call ahead

UPDATE: 08/08/2016 9:10am  Delta Airlines says nearly three hundred flights have been cancelled because of the power outage earlier this morning.

Delays and cancellations continue.

UPDATE: 08/08/2016 6:35am Delta says that airports display screens are, in some cases, incorrectly displaying “on time” stats for many flights.

Widespread cancellations have occurred.  A waiver has been issued for customers.



UPDATE: 08/08/2016 6:12am Delta Airlines says that departing flights are affected this morning by a power outage that happened earlier at the airline’s hub in Atlanta, Georgia.

Delta has published a waiver for customers traveling on August 8 through August 12, 2016.

The company has issued a statement which reads as follows:

“A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights enroute are operating normally. We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.”

JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – In Jackson, Mississippi inbound flights are showing that they are on time.  However, Delta Airlines is recommending that passengers check flights prior to departing for the airport for scheduled Delta flights today.

The airline is confirming that “Delta has experienced a computer outage that has affected flights scheduled for this morning,” the company tweeted to customers affected by delays. “Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally. We appreciate your patience.”

The latest update from the company was posted on social media site Twitter:

Officials with the airline say that they are working to fix the problem, identified as a computer glitch that forced the shutdown.


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