Over 1,700 Southwest Airlines flights delayed due to technical issue

Southwest Airlines announced on Tuesday that it would suspend all of its flights for about 40 minutes due to a technical issue that has delayed more than 1,700 flights.

And according to what the administration announced in a tweet on Twitter around 2:30 p.m. local time, an American domestic flight company has asked the “Federal Aviation Administration to freeze the company’s flights due to an internal technical problem in the Southwest.” “.

And the federal administration announced the “lifting the suspension and reopening” of the Southwest Company at approximately 3:10 p.m.

The company said in a statement: “After the end of the suspension, it was determined that the problem was caused by failures in the data connection as a result of a firewall failure.”

“Early this morning, the firewall went down and some operational data was unexpectedly lost. Southwest teams worked quickly to minimize flight disruptions,” the company said.

The issue has delayed 1,728 flights, according to FlightAware, which tracks flights.

The company came under fire following a major operational disruption during the 2022-2023 winter break, when it canceled more than 16,000 flights due to a severe winter storm.

Source: agencies

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