A computer-system outage grounded Southwest Airlines flights, causing delays for the second day in a row

Southwest flights were delayed on Monday night due to a glitch in the airline's weather-tracking system. Issues continued on Tuesday.

6/16/2021 12:08:00 AM

Southwest flights were delayed on Monday night due to a glitch in the airline's weather-tracking system. Issues continued on Tuesday.

Southwest flights were delayed on Monday night due to a glitch in the airline's weather-tracking system. Issues continued on Tuesday.

June 15, 2021, 8:33 PM·Southwest Airlines flights were delayed on Monday night as well due to a technical glitch.Stephen M. Keller/Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines grounded flights on Tuesday due to an issue with its computer systems.Customers complained about delays on social media.

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The airline experienced a similar computer glitch that delayed flights by hours on Monday..Southwest Airlines was hit with another system-wide computer outage on Tuesday, following similar issues Monday night.The airline asked the Federal Aviation Administration to ground all of its flights in the contiguous US airspace over technology issues.

In a statement to Insider, Southwest said it is working to get operations back up and running."Southwest is in the process of resuming normal operations after a brief pause in our flight activity resulting from intermittent performance issues with our network connectivity Tuesday afternoon. Our Teams are working quickly to minimize flight disruptions and Customer impact," a spokesperson said. headtopics.com

The airline canceled roughly 500 flights during the outage, the spokesperson said.Multiple US airports also released statements notifying travelers of the issues. Read more: Yahoo News »

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