Delta Air Lines Ground Stop Lifted: Flight Delays Expected

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Delta Airbus A330-223 N856NW

UPDATE (10:40 AM): Delta has canceled approximately 300 flights due to a power outage impacting Delta operations system wide. As of 10:30 a.m. ET, Delta operated 800 of its nearly 6,000 scheduled flights. While systems are improving and flights are resuming, delays and cancellations continue. A travel waiver is in effect. View the waiver online.

Delta Air Lines released the following statement regarding the power outage in Atlanta early this morning. Check your flight’s status online.

8:40 a.m. ET UPDATE: A Delta ground stop has been lifted and limited departures are resuming following a power outage in Atlanta that impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide. Cancellations and delays continue.

Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations. While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist. There may also be some lag time in the display of accurate flight status at, the Fly Delta App and from Delta representatives on the phone and in airport.

A travel waiver is in effect. View the waiver online.

7:30 a.m. ET UPDATE: Delta has published a waiver for customers traveling on Aug. 8.

A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights en route are operating normally. We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Updates will be available on

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