Computer error leaves Lufthansa flights delayed, canceled

A serious computer system error on Wednesday paralyzed flights of German flag carrier Lufthansa worldwide, leaving an unknown number of flights delayed or canceled.

Affected are the systems for check-in as well as for boarding. According to German TV channel RTL, paper and pen are currently being used in some cases. According to news channel n-tv, no aircraft can currently be handled.

According to reports, aircraft as well as passengers are jammed at Frankfurt Airport in central Germany. They are working intensively on a solution, a spokeswoman in Frankfurt said Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, Lufthansa will meet for a crisis meeting, according to media reports.

Numerous flights were already delayed or even canceled Wednesday morning, according to data from the Flightradar24 portal. It is still unclear what caused the IT problems.

Source: Anadolu Agency