Flights operated by Southwest Airlines were delayed early Saturday morning, according to a statement made by the airline.
The delays were caused by a system outage that is country-wide.
A reporter was at Hobby International Airport when passengers were told that they were unable to board their flight due to the outage and they will be updated every 10 minutes.
In a statement, Southwest offers their apologies for any inconvenience: “Some of our earliest departing flights were delayed this morning, and a handful of them canceled after we experienced intermittent technology issues following routine overnight maintenance. We offer heartfelt apologies to our customers for any inconvenience, and gratitude to our employees who are working diligently to make it up to them. We’ll continue to update Customers whose journey with us today might be delayed as result of the now-resolved issues.”