Southwest Airlines experiencing flight delays after nationwide outage

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Southwest Airlines flights are experiencing delays nationwide due to a system-wide technical issue Wednesday afternoon.

According to the airline, flight delays are expected and being managed with a temporary ground stop in place for those flights that have not left the gate.
Full statement:
Southwest Airlines began experiencing intermittent performance issues earlier this afternoon with multiple technology systems as a result of an outage. We are now managing flight delays across our system, with a temporary ground stop in place for those flights that have not left the gate. We apologize to our Customers whose travel plans are impacted.

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