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UPDATE: Southwest Airlines cancels more flights on Thursday

Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 21:02:55-04

LATEST UPDATE: Southwest Airlines says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled on Wednesday, but it isn't over yet.

More than 220 flights around the country have been canceled for Thursday.

People could be seen standing in line early Thursday morning at McCarran International Airport and multiple Southwest planes could be seen sitting on the tarmac. However, it is not known at this time exactly how many Southwest flights at McCarran are affected.

UPDATE: All systems have returned to normal operational standards.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Southwest Airlines is experiencing issues with their systems, according to a tweet sent out on Wednesday at 12:32 p.m.

The issue may affect flights departing or arriving in Las Vegas.

Check the status of flights at McCarran International Airport by clicking here.

Southwest Airlines sent 13 Action News the following 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. We have a Team of experts working diligently to resolve the technical issues and their efforts have systems gradually coming back online. We expect to continue our move toward a normal operation but believe it will take time. Updates will be posted on swamedia.com, our Southwest Facebook page and Twitter accounts."