Flights delayed at Florida airports after computer issue

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A computer issue caused delays at airports across Florida, according to officials.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said it decreased the volume of flights into Florida airspace due to an air traffic computer problem. The issue has since been resolved, and the FAA is working to return things to normal.

According to a release, the FAA uses the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system to handle en route traffic.

Tampa International Airport said some of its flights could be affected by the delay program.

“We’re currently seeing 139 delays,” a spokesperson for the airport said before the issue was resolved.

Video taken at Boston Logan International Airport showed passengers stuck waiting for their flights to Tampa.

One JetBlue flight was set to be in the air at 3:45 but was delayed for hours with all the planes getting backed up. Another flight to Tampa set for 5 pm was also delayed to 8:15 pm

Those seeking to fly through Tampa International Airport are advised to check with their airlines for flight details.

NBC affiliate WTVJ reported that Miami International Airport saw problems from a radar link outage. Officials said it caused a nationwide ground stop for flights to and from Florida, but planes are slowly being allowed to depart.

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