Technical outage causing delays for some flights at DTW, other airports

A technical outage is impacting major airlines and causing flight delays that may impact travel at Detroit Metro Airport, along with several other airports across the country.

An official at DTW said in a statment, "Due to a software issue, several airlines experienced flight delays this morning. It would be difficult for us to determine what delays are a direct result of the software issue that several airlines experienced this morning. It would be best to check with the individual airlines regarding the status of their flights."

Delays were reported Monday morning at other airports including Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Miami.

The Federal Aviation Administration said several airlines were dealing with computer issues. The agency recommended those flying today contact their airline directly for flight information and updates.

Dan Landson of Southwest Airlines said there was an outage with a vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning. Southwest said it lifted an internal ground stop at 7:05 Eastern that had been implemented for about 40 minutes.

The airline anticipates scattered delays and said that travelers should check its website for the latest updates on specific flights.

Delta said some of its flights were impacted. 

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.