Delta Flights Resume After Worldwide IT Outage Grounds Airline, ‘Large Scale’ Cancellations Continue

By Paul Riegler on 8 August 2016
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Delta's terminal at JFK

Delta’s terminal at JFK

Delta Air Lines said that it was slowly resuming operations after an overnight systems outage that grounded the airline.

The Atlanta-based carrier said that its systems were back online by 8:40 a.m. EDT and it said “limited departures” were resuming although it warned that disruptions would likely continue throughout the day.

“Large-scale cancellations are expected today” the airline said in a statement.

The IT outage began at 2:30 a.m. local time as a result of a power outage in Atlanta.

“Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations,” the airline said in a statement. “While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist.”

The airline also reported that its website and mobile phone app may have experience some “lag time” in displaying flight information.

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