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Sun Country outage sees takeoffs delayed, big crowds at MSP Airport

Big crowds and delays at MSP.

An online outage has put a stop to Sun Country flights at Terminal 2 of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday morning. 

Just after 7 a.m. Thursday, the Minnesota-based airline acknowledged the problems that have led to massive crowds and flight delays at the airport. 

"Sun Country Airlines has received reports of a temporary third-party system outage affecting all Sun Country flights, as well as the flights of many other airlines worldwide. Currently, no flights are enroute and we are delaying takeoffs until further notice.

"We are working with this operator's team to resolve the situation as quickly as possible, and it has the full attention of our entire operations team. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available. No additional details can be confirmed at this time."

People hoping to check flight statuses for arrivals and departures won't notice anything out of the normal on the MSP Airport website because the system outage is impacting flight status information, both online and at the airport. 

FOX 9 news producer Panhia Yang tweeted that she has never seen MSP as crowded as it was early Thursday morning, with a video from the airport showing a packed terminal with people sitting on the floor trying to wait out the issue. 

This is a developing story. 

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