Server outage grounds SkyWest flights, causing hundreds of cancellations

A SkyWest aircraft is parked on the ramp at St. George Regional Airport, St. George, Utah, Sept. 14, 2020 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A server outage caused St. George-based SkyWest Airlines to ground flights Thursday, leading to extended delays and cancellations.

The outage, first reported in the afternoon, lasted approximately five hours, prompting the cancellation of around 700 flights, Reuters reported.

“SkyWest is experiencing an internal server outage and our IT teams are working to resolve the issue,” SkyWest said in a statement sent to media Thursday.

“We apologize to customers for the inconvenience and are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.”

While flights were reportedly resuming Thursday night, the company said cancellations may continue into Friday morning.

Updated Oct. 22, 11:15 a.m. – SkyWest flights resume at St. George Airport after server issues grounded hundreds of flights (click here)

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