Computers on United States airports went down for two hours: Agency

Randall Padilla
January 3, 2018

The outage hit airports including JFK, San Francisco and Denver, even as global travellers arrived from holiday travels on New Year's Day.

CBP said "there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature".

Passengers who landed during those hours stood in long queues at the worldwide arrivals area, trying to get through passport control.

A two-hour CBP systems outage hit various airports across the country, beginning at 4:30 p.m. PST. All airports were back on line after wait times for travelers that were longer than usual, it said. During the disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards. It gave no explanation for the disruption and said travelers were processed using alternative procedures.

Sky News Australia and U.S. media outlets are reporting worldwide airport systems have failed across the country on one of the busiest evenings to travel in the states.

JFK International, Dallas Fort Worth International as also some others acknowledged the delays on Twitter.

Operations at other major airports, including John F. Kennedy in NY and Fort Worth International in Dallas, were also impacted. "Happy New Year!" said Jessica Yang, a program manager at Microsoft, in a Twitter post.

It's a rough night for global travelers at Miami worldwide Airport. The issue affected other United States airports.

A passenger jet takes off from San Diego International Airport.

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