Software caused flight delays on airports worldwide Thursday

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Major carriers including Regan National. British Airways, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and Qantas Airways Ltd. were affected . Delays were reported at Gatwick, Paris Charles de Gaulle , Dublin, Manchester, Singapore’s Chang, Melbourne, D.C. Zurich,  Frankfurt, Tambo Airport in South Africa and many others airports.

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People in the airport of Tokyo

Passengers whose flights were disrupted by the computer problems reported hours-long delays and tweeted photos of very long lines at airports around the globe. Amadeus said it had identified a “network issue” but that services were being restored. “Amadeus technical teams took immediate action to identify the cause of the issue and restore services as quickly as possible. That action is ongoing with services gradually being restored. Amadeus regrets any inconvenience caused to customers,” they said. More than 130 airlines worldwide use Amadeus’s Altea passenger-service system, which helps manage flight reservations, inventory and departure-control capabilities, according to its website. Amadeus competes with  the dominant bookings-systems provider in Europe Sabre Corp. and Travelport Worldwide Ltd. from Spain. The cause of the computer glitch is unclear, so we don’t know whether it’s the result of a cyber-attack or something else.

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