Two Airports Frozen as Communication Goes Down

DALLAS — Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Air affiliate canceled 95 flights Saturday because a computer system used for flight planning failed.

The outage lasted intermittently for about seven hours and resulted in the two airlines scrapping about 12 percent of their combined schedule before technicians fixed the system, which returned at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s two major airports have suspended flights due to a failure in control tower communications.

Some 300 flights have been grounded at the Ezeiza international airport in a suburb of Buenos Aires, and two other national airports near the capital have been paralyzed by the communications system failure. That’s according to a statement from the National Administration of Civil Aviation.

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