Ottawa airport advises passengers to check flight status as U.S. flights grounded

Canada Global (Web News) Aircraft in the US were halted on Wednesday due to a computer malfunction, the Ottawa airport is advising travellers to check the status of their flights.

Prior to arriving at the airport, check the status of your flight, the Ottawa airport tweeted on Wednesday morning.

As a result of the Federal Aviation Administration’s breakdown on Wednesday, hundreds of delays immediately spread throughout the system at airports across the country.

Despite the fact that airlines claimed they were aware of the situation and had already started grounding flights, the FAA ordered all U.S. flights to delay departures until 9 a.m. Eastern.

Two planes, one on Air Canada and one on United Airlines, were delayed to Newark on Wednesday morning, according to the Ottawa airport’s departures page.

The FAA decided that the safety system affected by the overnight outage was fully restored, and the nationwide ground stop will be removed immediately, according to a tweet from U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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