09:00 GMT30 July 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Southwest Airlines requested a full grounding of flights across the United States while the company solves technical issues with its reservation system, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated on Tuesday.

    "The FAA issued a temporary nationwide ground stop at the request of Southwest Airlines while the company resolved a reservation computer issue. Please contact the airline for further details," the FAA said in a tweet.

    Southwest in their own tweet said they are aware of the issues and are working quickly to resolve them.

    The US Air Traffic Control System Command Center Advisory notice that went out ordered all Southwest Airlines flights in airspace of the contiguous US to stop due to technology issues.

    The US-based airline in another tweet later said it was in the process of resuming normal operations.


    ‘Graveyard’: Dozens of Boeing 737 MAXs Grounded at Southwest Airlines Airport (Photos)
    United Airlines Unveils 'Your Shot to Fly' Sweepstakes to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations in US
    Organised Crime Gangs Have Reportedly ‘Infiltrated’ Australian Airline Qantas, Say Law Enforcement
    grounded flights, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Community standardsDiscussion