Southwest flights cleared to depart Tampa International after computer glitch

UPDATE: Southwest planes have been cleared to fly out of Tampa International Airport, officials said.

PREVIOUS STORY: TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – All Southwest Airlines flights are grounded, including those in Tampa.

A Tampa International Airport spokeswoman said the issue is caused by a computer glitch. Any planes in the air will be able to land.

Southwest posted the following statement on its website:

“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.

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