Delta Airlines passengers continue to deal with delayed and cancelled flights at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after a computer shutdown at Delta’s world headquarters in Atlanta grounded flights globally Monday morning.
Delta has about 60 departures from RDU each day and almost all were affected by the outage in some way, said RDU spokesman Andrew Sawyer. The airport is encouraging passengers to check directly with Delta to get the latest on their flights.
Delta announced the problem in a tweet at 5:05 a.m., saying that the power outage in Atlanta had occurred at 2:30 a.m. It said departing flights were delayed, while those already in the air were not affected.
At 8:40 a.m., the airline announced that the “ground stop” that kept any flights from taking off had been lifted.
“A Delta ground stop has been lifted and limited departures are resuming following a power outage in Atlanta that impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide. Cancellations and delays continue,” Delta wrote. “Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations.”
By 4 p.m., Sawyer described the situation with Delta flights as “still fluid.”