Aer Lingus canceled all flights scheduled to depart from its Dublin Airport hub that have been certain for European international locations and the UK due to a pc malfunction. The provider stated the outage affected 51 flights.
“A UK community supplier servicing the cloud-based system has skilled a serious break in connectivity,” the Dublin-based provider stated in an announcement.
The airline later restored its pc system and stated it’s taking steps to carry all its methods again on-line, including that it “sincerely apologises” to its prospects.
RyanAir, a low value Irish provider, stated it’s providing “rescue fares” of 100 euros for passengers stranded on the Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. It tweeted footage of the traces at Dublin, displaying tons of of individuals lined up at its kiosks.
Aer Lingus is asking prospects who’re booked on flights that have been canceled to not come to Dublin Airport, and urged them to vary their journey plans at no cost via its name middle or on social media.
A journalist in Eire posted a video of ‘1000’s’ of individuals lined up outdoors a terminal within the Dublin airport.