Computer failure disrupts United Airlines operations
WASHINGTON – A nationwide computer failure has drastically disrupted US carrier United Airlines operations, the airline confirmed in a statement to Agence France-Presse late Friday
“At approximately 7:15 p.m. central time (0015 GMT Saturday), United Airlines experienced a computer outage interrupting the airline’s flight departures, airport processing and reservations systems,” said the airline.
“Our technology team is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” said the statement. The Chicago-based airline did not estimate how many airlines were affected by the outage.
“We apologize for the disruption being caused to travellers at affected airports and we are seeking to resume operations as quickly as possible.”
United merged with Continental on October 1 last year to form the world’s largest airline group, with a cumulative total of some 5,820 flights daily, though both companies still exist separately.
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