Irish airline Aer Lingus has been forced to cancel all of its scheduled Saturday afternoon flights from Dublin to Europe and the UK, and some of those from Europe, after a computer glitch , she said in a statement.
“Due to a major incident with a network operator, our cloud-based check-in, boarding and website systems are currently inaccessible“, explained the company.
“Unfortunately, this is causing major disruption to Aer Lingus services today (Saturday). As a result, all our scheduled flights from Dublin Airport to destinations in Europe and the UK from 2.00pm today (Saturday) are to be canceled“, she added, adding that she does not know at this stage how long the outage will last.
A little later, the company announced that its flights scheduled after 2:00 p.m. from Europe to Dublin were also canceled, except those from Portugal and Spain, although delays are expected for the latter.
Photos posted on the social network Twitter show large queues at Dublin Airport, as the company “apologize to all customers“affected by these cancellations.