‘Large Scale’ Delta Flight Cancellations, Delays Expected After Global Power Outage Hits Systems

By  //  August 8, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: Thousands of stranded Delta Air Lines passengers around the world braced for what the company called “large-scale” flight cancellations and long wait times Monday, hours after a power outage hit its global computer systems. (FOX NEWS Video)

(FOX NEWS) – Thousands of stranded Delta Air Lines passengers around the world braced for what the company called “large-scale” flight cancellations and long wait times Monday, hours after a power outage hit its global computer systems.

The Atlanta-based carrier said the outage began at around 2:30 a.m. Eastern. Flights which were already en route were operating normally, but others were delayed or cancelled. At some U.S. airports, workers were scrambling to write boarding passes by hand.

Delta lifted a ground stop shortly after 8:30 a.m. Eastern but warned that travelers could expect significant delays and more cancellations.

“We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.

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