WestJet says IT issues delay dozens of flights, and cancellations may come

CALGARY — WestJet says computer problems have caused delays for dozens of its flights.

The Calgary-based airline said Saturday on social media that “a significant IT outage” has affected numerous systems, including check-in and reservations systems and its contact centre.

By the afternoon, it said it was making progress in partially restoring some systems, but that phone lines in its contact centre and operations control centre were still affected.

WestJet says approximately 50 to 60 flights have been delayed anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.

It says further delays are expected and cancellations are a possibility.

The airline is asking passengers to check their flight status online before heading to the airport.

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