Air Canada computer issues cause congestion at some airports

Air Canada computer issues cause congestion at some airports

According to reports from multiple airports, including Toronto and Calgary, Air Canada is now experiencing a network outage nationwide with its computer system across the country.

The carrier apologized for the inconvenience and resolved the issue in a couple of hours.

The airline says customers are advised to check the status of their flight and check-in online at before going to the airport.

Air Canada first acknowledged the issues in a tweet at 11:14 a.m. Toronto time. "We appreciate our customers' patience and as part of our recovery preparations we are arranging additional staffing to get our customers on their way as soon as possible", said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

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Air Canada is also increasing the frequency of its flights from Calgary to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Phoenix, and from Vancouver to Phoenix and Palm Springs.

Michael Badejo, spokesperson with the Winnipeg Airports Authority, said four flights have been delayed, affecting about 200 people.

A third and-as of 5 p.m. Monday-final tweet on the issue sent at 2:38 p.m. reported that "operations were returning to normal".

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