Automation issues ground all United Airlines flights

United Airlines grounds all flights worldwide amid computer fault, the second such setback for the carrier in less than six weeks

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

All United Airlines flights nationwide were grounded on Wednesday after the company’s computer system suffered a technical glitch, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the "automation issues" that caused the grounding of the flights have been resolved.

"We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning," the United said in a statement earlier on Wednesday. "We are working to resolve this and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience."

Over 3,000 flights were affected while delays could impact services to 235 domestic and 138 international destinations.

A similar incident with United Airlines occurred on June 2.

Some travellers took to social media to vent their frustration with the situation.

Passengers at airports from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Washington DC and Florida complained of system backlogs and long lines.

TRTWorld and agencies