United Airlines grounds all flights due to computer issues

United Airlines said on Wednesday it was forced to ground all its flights around the world due to computer problems.

About 3,500 flights around the world were affected, the US-based carrier said.

“We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning. We are working to resolve this and apologise to our customers for any inconvenience,” the airline said in a message posted on its website.

The Federal Aviation Administration, meanwhile, said United’s flights were grounded at 8 a.m., Efe nbews agency reported.
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United Airlines (UA) resumed flights at all airports that had been grounded on Wednesday morning for about two hours due to a computer glitch, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA issued an order to prevent all United Airlines flights from taking off following “automation issues”, which were resolved, the agency said, according to Xinhua news agency.

The Chicago-based company earlier released a statement saying it “experienced a network connectivity issue this morning” and grounded all its flights across the world.

At the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, around 120 flights were delayed, according to the FlightStats website.

Details of the computer problem were not immediately available.

UA also grounded flights on the morning of June 2 because of automation issues. That grounding lasted about half an hour.