Many people were stranded at Hong Kong’s International Airport on Monday after a computer crash caused the delay of more than 200 flights.
The incident began around noon when the airport’s automated flight management system crashed, causing the airport to shut down for about an hour. The airport then resumed operations but the backlog of flights caused significant delays.
A spokeswoman for the airport said it was working to clear the backlog of flights as quickly as possible. She said some flights had been cancelled and that the airport was doing its best to re-route passengers to their destinations.
The spokeswoman said the computer crash had been caused by a technical issue and that the airport was investigating the cause.
The incident caused major disruption for passengers at the airport, with some left stranded for hours waiting for their flights to depart. Airlines were also forced to provide food and drinks to those affected.
The airport said it was working to resolve the issue and apologised for the inconvenience caused to passengers.