Aer Lingus canceled all flights from its Dublin Airport hub to European countries and the United Kingdom due to a system glitch. The airline said 51 flights were affected by the outage.
“A UK network provider serving a cloud-based system has experienced a major gap in connectivity” The Dublin-based carrier said in a statement.
The airline later restored its computer system and said it was working to bring all its systems back online, and said it “sincerely apologizes” to its customers.
Low-cost Irish airline RyanAir has said it will offer €100 “rescue fees” to passengers stranded at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. Tweeted the pictures Lines in DublinIt shows hundreds of people queuing Its Kiosks.
Aer Lingus is asking customers booked on canceled flights not to come to Dublin Airport and has urged them to change their travel plans at no charge through its call center or social media.
A journalist in Ireland released a video of thousands of people queuing outside a terminal at Dublin Airport.