FAA raises short across the country ground stop for United Airlines

FAA lifts brief nationwide ground stop for United Airlines

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A United Airlines airplane takes off as the Air Force One planeâs wing is seen at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, June 21, 2023.

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A short across the country ground stop for United Airlines flights was raised Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration stated.

“Earlier today a software update caused a widespread slowdown in United’s technology systems,” United stated in a declaration.

“We briefly held aircraft at their origin airports and resumed normal operations around 12:45 p.m. CT.,” the airline company stated. “Our teams are working to get customers to their destinations as soon as possible.”

The ground stop lasted a little more than an hour and did not impact airplane currently in flight when it was called. United is examining the reason for the downturn however does not think it is a cybersecurity problem.

United’s stock cost closed more than 2% lower Tuesday.