(ABC4) – A Utah-based regional airline canceled over 660 flights Thursday, coming just days after Southwest Airlines did the same. A technical issue is being blamed for the delay in operations.
FlightAware, a flight-tracking service, reports SkyWest Airlines canceled 664 flights Thursday and delayed 536 flights. It was more cancelations than any other airline, making up more than a quarter of the flight cancellations on Thursday.
As of 8:20 a.m. MT Friday, FlightAware is reporting 330 SkyWest flights have been canceled and 82 delayed. Canceled flights aren’t coming from or flying to any specific airport – locations from Salt Lake City International to Dallas, Ontario, and a handful throughout the Midwest are on the list.
In a statement shared with ABC4, a spokesperson with SkyWest says:
SkyWest experienced an internal technical issue resulting in approximately 700 flight cancellations before the issue was resolved Thursday evening. We apologize to customers for the inconvenience; we are working to minimize the impact on Friday’s schedule and to return to normal operations as quickly as possible.
Reuters reports United Airlines had a notice on its website explaining SkyWest was “experiencing a server outage that has impacted multiple airlines.”
SkyWest recently made Forbes’ Fortune 500 list.