Dozens of flights cancelled in Germany: Malfunction in the computer system of Lufthansa Airlines
Dozens of flights cancelled in Germany: Malfunction in the computer system of Lufthansa Airlines; Last month there was a problem in the US
A technical fault occurred in the computer system of Germany's Lufthansa Airlines on Wednesday. Dozens of flights were cancelled due to this. The company said in its statement – This problem happened due to an IT system failure. Efforts are on to fix it soon. We are also probing the matter as to how it affected the IT systems of the entire group.
Last month, a similar problem had come to the fore in America and thousands of flights had to be cancelled due to this. The spokesperson of the company said – only the flights of Lufthansa Group have been affected. We will fix it very soon.
Talking to the news agency, some passengers said – The company is now giving us details for boarding with the help of pen and paper. The reason for this is that digital operations are not happening at the moment. Especially if there is a problem with the luggage.
The special thing is that this matter has come to the fore at a time when employees of 7 airports in Germany have threatened to go on strike for some demands only two days later.
In the US last month, 9600 flights were delayed due to a glitch in the NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) system. While 1300 domestic and international flights were cancelled.
This was the first time since the 2001 terrorist attack in America when so many flights were delayed and grounded. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gradually resumed flight operations after 4 hours of hardship.
How serious the matter was, can be gauged from the fact that an emergency meeting was held in the White House on this matter. President Joe Biden had called for a report from the Transport Secretary.
White House Press Secretary Karin Jean Pierre later told NBC News – Transportation Secretary met President Joe Biden. He informed the President about this problem. After investigation, it became clear that it was not a case of cyber attack, but the President ordered a thorough and serious investigation into the matter.
In a report by the news agency AP, it was said that a total of 21,000 flights were about to take off. Most were domestic flights. Apart from these, 1,840 international flights were about to land in the US. America suffered a loss of about 20 million dollars due to this.