U.S. airlines face nationwide delays from system outage

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Shares for top U.S. airlines, including Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, were largely unchanged in trading on Wall Street on Monday after the carriers faced a now resolved system-wide outage, leading to flight delays across the country.

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Delta -- which posted on Twitter earlier in the day that it did not have a specific timeframe for when it would get its system back online -- said a third-party technical issue was resolved and no flight cancellations are expected.

Southwest also wrote on the social media platform that it was back to functionality after the glitch.

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"As of 6:05am CDT, Southwest Airlines has lifted an internal ground stop implemented for about 40 minutes this morning during an outage with a vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning. Scattered flight delays are anticipated," the Dallas-based carrier said in an emailed statement.

TickerSecurityLastChange%Chg
UALUNITED CONTINENTAL HLDG.88.28-0.96-1.08%
DALDELTA AIR LINES INC.58.17-0.26-0.45%
LUVSOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.52.18-0.58-1.10%

United wrote on Twitter that the outage was impacting its ability to create release paperwork, leading to delays.

"The issue has been resolved. Contact individual #airlines for information on specific delays," the Federal Aviation Administration wrote in a tweet.

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Southwest and American Airlines previously said customers would see continued flight cancellations as a result of the grounding of Boeing’s Max jets earlier this month following two recent crashes involving the aircraft.