LONDON: More than 100 airports around the world, including London's Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC's Reagan, suffered major disruption on Thursday after their computer check-in systems crashed.
The outage was reported when a programme, known as Altea and developed by a company called Amadeus, encountered problems.
However, the issue was soon resolved. The company called it a 'network issue' and said in a statement:
"Amadeus can confirm that our systems are recovered and are now functioning normally. During the morning, we experienced a network issue that caused disruption to some of our systems. As a result of the incident, customers experienced disruption to certain services.
Our technical teams took immediate action to identify the cause of the issue and mitigate against the impact on customers. Amadeus regrets any inconvenience caused to customers."