Delta Airlines lifting groundstop, allowing some flights after power outage affected computer system

Posted: 4:49 AM, Aug 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-08 13:21:26-04

Delta has lifted its groundstop and is allowing limited departures, officials said on Twitter.

"Customers headed to airports should expect delays/cancellations," Delta said on Twitter.

The airline has canceled approx. 427 flights, but is operating more than 1,590 flights, as of 11 a.m. MT, according to Delta.

The problems started after a power outage in Atlanta at 12:30 a.m. MT impacted Delta's computer systems worldwide.

Flights that were already in the air when the outage struck continued, but many flights remained grounded. Over the next several hours, only a handful of flights took off instead of the usual hundreds, according to flight-tracking services.

At DIA, passengers were able to use computers to check in starting around 5 a.m.

Delta has 39 departures and 29 arrivals at Denver International Airport scheduled for Monday. The flights were listed as on time on DIA's website . However, airport officials are suggesting that passengers check with Delta for updates.


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