Flight delays, cancelations at Austin airport after FAA system outage restored

Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the U.S. after an FAA system outage forced officials to ground flights for hours this morning.

As of 1 p.m., there have been 246 delays and 38 cancelations at Austin Bergstrom International Airport, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.

If you have a flight Jan. 11, ABIA officials say you should expect cancelations and delays throughout the day even though flights have been restored.

Airport officials say you should stay in contact with your airline and check your flight status before heading to the airport.

The FAA ordered airlines to ground all US flight departures this morning after an issue with NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions), a system that sends out information essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.

The FAA said it needed to halt flights when the computer system was restored "to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information."

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says, "The President has been briefed by the Secretary of Transportation this morning on the FAA system outage. There is no evidence of a cyberattack at this point, but the President directed DOT to conduct a full investigation into the causes. The FAA will provide regular updates."

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