Southwest Airlines has announced a nationwide ground call Friday morning due to a technical problem with its computer systems.
Passengers started reporting delayed flights as early as 5.30 am via Twitter. The airline has also responded to many travelers via the social media platform, apologizing for the "inconvenience" and assuring customers that the technical team was working to solve the problem.
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Shortly after 6:30 am, Southwest informed a passenger that the problem was "resolved". Shortly after, a Southwest Airlines representative told Fox News that "airport technology systems are functioning normally and flights are coming on board"
The cause of the technical problem was not immediately available.
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The Southwest ground stop comes amid cancellations by the carrier due to maintenance 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 ground flights," according to the Dallas Morning News.