FAA system issue affects more than 350 flights at Boston Logan airport
Hundreds flights out of Boston Logan International Airport were delayed Wednesday morning as the Federal Aviation Administration dealt with a nationwide computer problem.
The agency instructed all airlines to stop all domestic flights until the problem could be resolved. Just before 9 a.m., it said normal operations were beginning to resume.
As of 7 p.m., there were 359 flights delayed and 42 canceled in or out of Logan Airport, according to the website FlightAware.
MassPort is asking passengers flying Thursday to check in with their airline before heading to the airport.
At Logan, several travelers told WBUR their flights had been delayed — some for hours, and in one case for just 10 minutes. Among them was architect Filo Castore, who said he was headed to Toronto for a business day trip but had to reschedule for another day.
"So we only had a day and maybe three hours worth of time," Castore said. "So that's why we decided to cancel our own trip. I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to the office and then going to go back to Toronto another day. So, big inconvenience."
Madi Burg was headed to California, and her flight was delayed by an hour.
"But my dad's flight got canceled. He's on Southwest," Burg said. "Thankfully, not worried about it. My mom was worried about it. She called me at like 7 this morning, and was like, 'Look at the news. All these flights are getting delayed.' And she freaked out, but I wasn't worried about it."
With reporting from WBUR's Simón Rios
This article was originally published on January 11, 2023.