Southwest Airlines reported that it was “resuming normal operations” on Tuesday afternoon after a technical issue led the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a nationwide ground stop for the carrier.
The ground stop, which the FAA said came at Southwest’s request “while the company resolved a reservation computer issue,” lasted a little less than an hour. Southwest was reporting about 500 flight cancellations, about 14 percent of its total schedule, and nearly 1,500 flight delays as of Tuesday afternoon, according to FlightAware tracking data.
The issue was Southwest’s second in as many days. On Monday night, the carrier had to ground and delay flights across the United States due to issues with its third-party weather data provider.