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.

If you are seeing this image on southwest.com, you are in our waiting room. Please don’t refresh your browser; we are working hard on a fix.”

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