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All Southwest flights restored after 'outage' at BWI causes slowdown

Computer-related issues impacted flights for a few hours.
Credit: WUSA

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Southwest Airlines flights were restored Tuesday afternoon at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after computer-related issues caused a slow down, officials said via Twitter.

BWI officials addressed travelers' concerns in a Tweet confirming there was not a power outage at the airport.

Southwest Airlines also responded to customers' concerns.

Southwest told WUSA, "Our Team at BWI is working hard to minimize inconvenience for Southwest Customers traveling out and in of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as we work around a connectivity issue (with a vendor that provides data streams to our phones, computers) that’s caused us to slow-roll departures on flights to get people and bags on those aircraft as we use backup processes."

Around 3:45 p.m., BWI officials released the following statement via Twitter saying, "Earlier network connectivity issues affecting Southwest Airline systems here at BWI Marshall have been resolved. The airline is resuming regular operations. We appreciate the patience of our passengers this afternoon. For flight-specific updates, please contact the airline."

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