At least 6 major U.S. airlines hit with IT outages, flights delayed

At least 6 major U.S. airlines hit with IT outages, flights delayed

At least 6 major U.S. airlines hit with IT outages, flights delayed

The US Federal Aviation Administration reported Monday that multiple US airlines are facing problems "with a flight planning weight and balance program called AeroData" which has affected mainline and regional operations "to varying degrees".

As of 7 a.m., Delta said the issue had been resolved.

Major delays were reported at a number of airports Monday, from Phoenix to New Orleans and from Atlanta to NY and Chicago, according to Flightradar24. United Airlines' outage occurred that limited the company's ability "to create release paperwork", according to a Tweet. All in all, 1,442 flights were delayed and 151 canceled, according to FlightAware. Scattered flight delays are anticipated and Customers should check Southwest.com for the latest updates on specific flights.

Southwest Airlines said the problem has already been resolved and the systems should soon be back up.

The outage is affecting flights from airlines that include Southwest, Delta, and Jet Blue, The Washington Post is reporting.

American Airlines said the technical issue was related to AeroData, a company that makes aircraft location technology.

American, Southwest, Delta and United airlines experienced delays at several airports, including Boston Logan International.

"Earlier this morning, AeroData had a technical issue that impacted a few of our regional carriers". JetBlue added it was still dealing with residual delays, while United said about 150 flights were delayed.

Travelers flying on Monday should check directly with their airline for up-to-date information regarding the status of their flight.

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