Delta outage: Ground stop lifted, CVG flights resumed

Delta giving waivers to this week's customers
Delta outage not affecting CVG, officials say
Delta outage not affecting CVG, officials say
Delta outage not affecting CVG, officials say
Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 19:25:14-04

CINCINNATI -- Delta flights to and from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have resumed after delays and cancelations affected Delta flights worldwide, Delta Air Lines officials said.

At 8:45 a.m. Monday, Delta said the airline's "ground stop has been lifted and limited departures are resuming" but "cancelations and delays continue." At 9:18 a.m., CVG tweeted that Delta flights had resumed normal operation. However, some cancelations still occurred.

The cancelations were due a power outage in Atlanta that caused computer malfunctions for the company across the globe. Delta officials said in a statement that the outage began at around 2:30 a.m.

"We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by these issues, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible," Delta officials said in a prepared statement Monday morning. 

At 1 p.m. Monday, Delta's CEO Ed Bastian issued a video statement on Twitter.

Delta customers traveling Monday through Friday are eligible for a waiver for rescheduled flights. Read more here.

The company said its IT systems were down "everywhere" when the outage hit. Several applications were affected, including the company's website.

Computer outages have caused major headaches for airlines and travelers before. Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel more than 2,000 flights across the U.S. last month after technology problems prevented many travelers from checking in or boarding flights.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.