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Air Canada says services restored after system outage causes flight delays

Air Canada says services restored after system outage causes flight delays

Several airports across the country reported delays and system issues with Air Canada.

The airline experienced problems with its computerized systems this morning, meaning passengers were not able to check in or drop off their luggage. Reports are coming in from travellers worldwide, saying their Air Canada planes have been grounded.

Michael Badejo, spokesperson with the Winnipeg Airports Authority, said four flights have been delayed, affecting about 200 people. Earlier this afternoon Air Canada tweeted: "We're now experiencing an interruption at our customer Contact Centres and aircanada.com".

The airline has not immediately replied to a request for comment from CBC News.




Air Canada said on its website it's working to resolve the issue and apologizes for the inconvenience.

Customers travelling today should be sure to check the status of their flight and check-in online at www.aircanada.com prior to going to the airport to avoid delays. "Thank you for your patience", reads a tweet from the airline.

And this years March Break just got even more stressful for those flying with Air Canada.

People were also unable to book flights at this time.