FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa
A gate agent at Frankfurt airport, Lufthansa's main hub, had announced the airline was having "a computer system breakdown worldwide," preventing passengers from getting on planes, but shortly afterwards was able to resume boarding, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.
The airline said on its Twitter account the systems were back up and running after a global outage.
Twitter users spoke of similar boarding delays at Air France, although they were also quickly resolved. A spokesman for Air France said there had been an IT problem.
Some North American carriers have in recent months had to ground flights as a result of computer glitches, although such instances have been rare in Europe.
In January for example, United Airlines
Last August, a power outage hit computer systems at Delta Air Lines
(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Writing by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)
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