Over 25 flights were delayed at the Kolkata airport after the internet servers inside the airport crashed. Internet issues started at 5.15 pm local time, after which all airlines started issuing boarding pass manually.
The IT team of the airport was working on the issue, however it involves manual restoration, which was taking time.
Airport Authority of India in a statement said, “The Internet server has been down since 5.30 pm and it is likely to start working from 10.30 pm. Around 25 flights have been delayed in between 5.30 pm and 9 pm by an average time of 20-25 minutes.”
The Airport Authority of India or AAI owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country including Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
In April last month, thousands of passengers flying Air India and its subsidiaries got stranded after a technical glitch in its servers, which held up check-in, reservation and baggage handling systems for over five hours. That time over 155 flights were affected, however the issue caused chaos to connecting flights around the world.
Source : Various