Southwest Airlines says systems 'performing normally' after brief ground stop Friday morning

Posted at 7:17 AM, Feb 22, 2019

Southwest Airlines says that its "systems are performing normally" after a computer issue briefly grounded flights on Friday morning.

Flight Aware listed 49 cancelled flights — more than double that of any large airliner — and 240 delays for Southwest flights early Friday morning. In response to questions about " nationwide technical glitches," Southwest Airlines official Twitter account said its "Operations Control Team" was working to fix an issue.

When asked directly about a computer outage, Southwest Airlines said that "systems are performing normally and flights are boarding" and that a "brief ground stop was lifted."

The technology issues come just hours after Southwest was forced to cancel hundreds of flights Thursday due to snowy weather in Las Vegas, one of its major travel hubs.

More on this as it develops.