DENVER (CBS4) – Computer problems are leading to more problems on Tuesday for Southwest Airlines at Denver International Airport and other airports around the country. Numerous Denver flights are affected.
The FAA issued a temporary nationwide ground stop at Southwest Airlines’ request, “while the company resolves a reservation computer issue.”
The FAA issued a temporary nationwide ground stop at the request of Southwest Airlines while the company resolved a reservation computer issue. Please contact the airline for further details. pic.twitter.com/g5sJxDdiIC
— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) June 15, 2021
DIA officials described it as a “network connectivity issue.”
Airport officials updated travelers at around 2:45 p.m. saying most of Southwest’s flights were canceled on Tuesday because of the technical issue. They offered dining and hotel information for any affected passengers.
Southwest Airlines tweeted that “We are aware of system issues and are working quickly to resolve. We will share more info soon.”
We are aware of system issues and are working quickly to resolve. We will share more info soon.
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) June 15, 2021
DIA had tweeted earlier that flight delays were “likely” as a result of the connectivity problem.
Late Monday, a weather computer outage for Southwest resulted in 1,000 flights being delayed system-wide. CBS4 reported Tuesday morning that issue resulted in more than a dozen Southwest Airlines flight delays in Denver and 10 cancellations.
Some people spent the night at the airport as a result of the flight issues.
Southwest Airlines said earlier they were working quickly to try to resolve that issue but as of daybreak on Tuesday there was no official announcement about what led to that system breakdown.
The website FlightAware.com constantly tracks delays and flight cancellations at Denver International Airport, which goes by the airport code DEN and is known to locals in Colorado as DIA.
Get current information about DEN flights at flightaware.com.
Visit DIA’s website at flydenver.com.