April 27, 2019 / 3:29 AM / 4 months ago

Air India server systems restored after affecting flights worldwide

Crowds of people are seen at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India, April 27, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. GARVITA GROVER/via REUTERS

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Air India on Saturday said its server system was restored after being down for more than five hours and affecting some flights across the world.

“Air India System restored,” chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India, Ashwani Lohani told Reuters partner ANI.

The state-owned carrier a Tweeted earlier “Due to a breakdown in our server system some of our flights are getting affected all over the world.”

Several travellers, including Bollywood actress Gul Panag, took to Twitter to complain about the flight disruptions.

".@airindiain (SITA Liason) systems have crashed and all flights are indefinitely delayed, Panag tweeted. bit.ly/2PwHuid "Not a good thing in a market that's already stretched for capacity @MoCA_GoI."

India’s Jet Airways, which previously had a fleet of around 120 largely Boeing Co planes, was forced to indefinitely halt all flight operations on April 17 after its banks rejected the carrier’s plea for emergency funds.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru and Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai; Editing by Joseph Radford and Michael Perry

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