Delta cancels 250 more flights following power outage

No flights to and from Dublin Airport have been cancelled so far

US carrier Delta has been forced to cancel 250 flights today following a loss of power at one of its hubs on Monday.

A computer issue in Atlanta resulted in systems and operations being affected, while all flights were grounded for about six hours.

Nearly 1,000 flights were cancelled with several other customers experiencing delays. Two flights from Dublin airport - to Atlanta and New York - saw delays of over four hours for passengers.

The carrier announced earlier that a further 250 flights would be cancelled today as the company works to reset their operation and get crews, aircrafts and other operational elements in place to take care of customers.

A Delta spokesperson said: "We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode.

"We are doing everything we can to return our operation to normal reliability, but we do expect additional delays and cancellations."

The airline is urging customers traveling today to check the status of their flight at delta.com. Delta is also offering $200 in travel vouchers to customers who experienced delays or cancellations.

One Delta flight from Dublin to Atlanta scheduled for this morning has already taken off, while Flight DL1045 from Dublin to New York has been delayed for two hours until 1.30pm.