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Technical glitch strands thousands of travelers at Charlotte airport

Posted June 15, 2018 6:02 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:14 a.m. EDT

Passengers at the Charlotte airport check their flights after a computer glitch. (Photo: WCNC TV)

— Thousands of passengers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport were scrambling Friday to make new travel plans after hundreds of flights by a regional carrier for American Airlines were abruptly canceled Thursday night because of a "technical glitch."

PSA Airlines, a regional carrier, told WRAL News in a written statement that the airline had canceled 275 flights on Thursday and 300 fights for Friday have been scrapped.

The cancelations have not affected operations so far at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, authorities said.

"We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused," a spokesman for American Airlines said. "Customer relations will be reaching out to all of those who have been impacted by this issue."

Officials did not immediately provide information about what caused the glitch.

Passengers traveling to and from the Charlotte airport were advised to check with their carriers.