US Air Traffic Operations Resume After FAA Grounds Flights Due To System Outage: Here's The Latest

Zinger Key Points
  • The FAA says flights are now resuming across the U.S., as the agency looks for the cause of the initial problem.
  • Airlines had been previously ordered to pause all domestic departures on Wednesday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has lifted the order grounding U.S. flights on Wednesday morning, CNBC reports. More than 1,200 U.S. flights were delayed after the FAA witnessed an outage of the system that sends messages to pilots.

In a tweet, the FAA confirmed that, "Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the U.S."

Earlier on Wednesday morning, CNBC reported that Airlines for America, an industry group representing major U.S. carriers, said “This technology issue is causing significant operational delays across the National Airspace System.” The group represents Delta Air Lines Inc DALAmerican Airlines Group Inc AALUnited Airlines Holdings Inc UALSouthwest Airlines Co LUV.

Related: Southwest’s Holiday Crisis Could Cost It Up To First Nine Months Of FY22 Earnings, Analysts Say.

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