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Delta Air Lines scraps hundreds more flights as outage troubles continue

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The world’s largest airline attempted to get back on schedule Wednesday after a two-day outage caused trouble for flights around the globe, but the carrier again ended up scrapping more flights than it expected.

Delta Air Lines canceled more than 300 additional flights Wednesday, the company said, as part of a massive computer system failure that began Monday and prompted more than a thousand flight cancellations. About 800 more flights were scrapped Tuesday.

Delta previously said it expected fewer than 100 flights to be Wednesday, but that estimate ultimately proved too conservative.

“Technology systems that allow airport customer service agents to process check-ins, conduct boarding and dispatch aircraft are functioning normally with the bulk of delays and cancellations coming as a result of flight crews displaced or running up against their maximum allowed duty period following the outage,” Delta said in a news release.

“Delta employees have been working around the clock and are committed to bringing the airline back to full strength,” Delta Senior Vice President Bill Lentsch said in the release.

The carrier, among the world’s three largest airlines by most metrics, added Wednesday that it was continuing to provide passenger lodging and outage-related vouchers for affected travelers.