DELTA Airlines grounded all flights in the US due to a “technology issue” – sparking chaos for thousands of passengers.
The company said it had issued a nationwide ground stop while it worked to restore systems after customers were left stranded at airports.
Around an hour later, Delta confirmed it had restored all IT systems and staff were working to help customers affected by the outage.
A statement on the airline’s website said: “Delta teams have restored all IT systems after a technology issue briefly affected some systems this evening.
“Delta employees are now working diligently to accommodate customers whose travel plans have been affected.
“Booking, check-in and flight status are now available on delta.com. The Fly Delta app is also now functional.
“Customers should check flight information on delta.com or on the Fly Delta app for the latest operational information affecting their flights.
“During the technology issue, Delta issued a mainline groundstop in the U.S. until systems could be brought back up.
“There was no disruption or safety impact on any Delta flights in the air.
“We apologize to all customers for this inconvenience.”