Southwest Airlines grounds flights nationwide due to 'system issue'

It has impacted flights from MSP Airport.
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Southwest Airlines was forced to ground flights nationwide Tuesday due to what it has described as a "system issue" that it is in the process of fixing. 

"We are in the process of resuming normal operations after a system issue this afternoon that created flight disruptions throughout our network. We know many Customers still require assistance and are working to address those concerns as quickly as possible," the airline announced on social media at 2:50 p.m. 

Four Southwest Airlines flights out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been canceled or delayed. They are: 

  • Jun 15 — 3:30 p.m. San Antonio (SAT) Southwest/WN3678 Cancelled T2
  • Jun 15 — 3:55 p.m. Fort Myers (RSW) Southwest/WN4479 Cancelled T2
  • Jun 15 — 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (PIT) Southwest/WN436 Delayed T2/H11
  • Jun 15 — 6:15 p.m.Tucson (TUS)Southwest/WN2327Delayed

Multiple flights due to land at MSP from other cities have also been delayed due to the grounding. 

The 6:25 p.m. flight Tuesday from MSP to Ontario, California, is still listed as "on time." 

All travelers flying Southwest on Tuesday are encouraged to use this link to check their flight status. 

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