Southwest Airlines issued a nationwide ground stop Friday morning, reportedly following a technical issue with its computer systems.
Passengers began reporting delayed flights as early as 5:30 a.m. (EST) via Twitter. The airline also responded to many travelers via the social media platform, apologizing for the “inconvenience” and assuring customers the technical team was working to fix the issue.
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Shortly after 6:30 a.m., Southwest had told a passenger the issue was “resolved.” A short while later, a representative for Southwest Airlines told Fox News its “airport technology systems are performing normally and flights are boarding and departing.”
The cause of the technical issue was not immediately available.
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Southwest’s ground stop comes amid the carrier’s ongoing cancellations due to maintenance-related issues, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The airline had also issued an operational emergency beginning last week due to an “unusual number of grounded flights,” per the Dallas Morning News.