Delta system outage headache continues into Tuesday, affects TIA flights

Posted at 6:22 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 09:35:19-04

The worldwide system outage that caused Delta to ground all of their flights on Monday has continued to affect flights on Tuesday. 

In a statement released by the airline on Tuesday morning, Delta says they are cancelling nearly 250 flights so that they can reset the operation and get crews, aircrafts and other working parts in place to take care of their customers. 

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"We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode," said Dave Holtz, S. VP of Operations and Customer Center. “We are sorry for what many of our customers have experienced over the past 24 hours, including those who remain at airports and continue waiting for their flights. We are doing everything we can to return our operation to normal reliability, but we do expect additional delays and cancellations.”

Around 1,000 flights were canceled on Monday. If you are traveling on Tuesday, you are urged to check the status of your flight at or the Fly Delta app. 

Delta issued a travel waiver on Monday and it has been extended to customers traveling on Tuesday, August 9. 

If you were significantly affected by the delays or cancelations, you may receive compensation, check here

As of 6:00 a.m., Tampa International flights affected include 7 delays and 7 cancelations. Check your flight status here.