Delta Airlines Delays LVIALEHIGH VALLEY- With this tweet, delays in flights at the Lehigh Valley Airport were announced:

Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally.

— Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) August 8, 2016

The flights coming out of LVIA (Lehigh Valley International Airport) from Delta were delayed starting at 6:30AM.
Here is the press release from Delta on these flight delays:

A loss of power at Delta earlier today has impacted Delta operations worldwide. As of 1:30 p.m. ET the airline had canceled 450 flights, while nearly 1,700 flights had been dispatched. Systems are improving and flights are resuming, but delays and cancellations continue.

“We’re sorry for what customers are experiencing as we work to get our operation back on track,” said Gil West, COO.

In the meantime, here are some things to know:

1. If you’ve been notified that your flight has been changed or rebooked, your original boarding pass will work at the gate for your new flight.

2. Customers can now check the status of their flight and conduct some rebooking options on delta.com or through the Fly Delta App.

3. If your flight is cancelled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee. See detailshere.

4. Delays continue. Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations. While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist.

5. Unaccompanied minors that have not yet begun their travel today will not be accepted for their flights. These customers will be able to rebook without fees for a later date.

 

Here is an explanation of the outages from Delta:

.@Delta CEO Ed Bastian apologizes to customers for the disruption to the airline’s operations today.https://t.co/Fl4mDAbdxN

— Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) August 8, 2016


As of right now,  1:30 p.m. ET: Delta has canceled 451 flights.  It’s operating only 1,679 of the scheduled near-6,000 flights right now.