LONDON -- A power outage in Atlanta that wreaked havoc with Delta Air Lines computer systems was causing widespread flight delays and cancelations Monday and was affecting travelers flying into or out of Lindbergh Field.
A statement on the airline's website said the overnight outage had "impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays."
Delta has canceled 427 flights due to a power outage, while operating about 1,590 of its nearly 6,000 scheduled flights so far today.
— Delta (@Delta) August 8, 2016
As of about 10:20 a.m. Pacific time, more than 400 of the airline's 6,000 scheduled flights had been canceled. Airline officials advised travelers to expect more delays and cancelations.
Several of the morning and early afternoon flights into or out of Lindbergh Field were delayed, according to flight status information on the airport's website. However, flights shown to be arriving or departing on time may also be delayed or canceled.
“While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist. There may also be some lag time in the display of accurate flight status at delta.com, the Fly Delta App and from Delta representatives on the phone and in airport," according to a statement from the airline.
Delta officials said their systems were coming back online, but delays and cancellations were continuing.