Delta Air Lines Announces More Delays, Cancellations Following Outage
PHOTO: Boeing 717 on Delta. (Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines)
On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines announced the cancellation of an additional 250 flights and more than 200 delays following a worldwide computer outage Monday that resulted in around 1,000 flights being canceled and thousands of passengers being stranded.
According to NBCNews.com, the massive shutdown of Delta services took place as a result of a power outage at its Atlanta base, but the company which delivers electricity to the airline has disputed the claim, instead reporting that it was Delta’s system that failed.
“Our crews responded to the site this morning and we continue to work with the team at Delta,” Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft said in a statement. “Other Georgia Power customers were not affected by the issue with Delta's equipment.”
On Monday, officials from Delta announced that the company’s computer system had returned to operational, but customers should expect delays and cancellations to continue as the airline catches up following the outage.
Delta is asking customers to check on the status of their flight Tuesday in order to make sure the journey is not delayed or canceled. In addition to the updates provided on Delta's website and mobile app, the airline is also offering discounts to passengers inconvenienced by the outage.
Full details of the available refunds can be found on the official website of Delta Air Lines.
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