Dozens of Iberia flights delayed due to IT problem

The problem, which affected the reservation and boarding system, also led to the cancellation of five flights, one of which was bound for Lisbon.

Dozens of international and domestic flights operated by Iberia were delayed, this Saturday, due to a computer problem that affected the reservation and boarding system of the Spanish airline.

Five flights – Lisbon, London, Vigo, Barcelona and Jerez – were cancelled, an Iberia spokesman, quoted by Reuters news agency, said.

“At 11.30am, delays were up to an hour on flights in Spain and Europe. This affected dozens (of services),” the spokesman denoted, adding that “[the problem] is centred in Madrid, but also affects other airports.”

“We have volunteers working to resolve the problems as quickly as possible,” he remarked.

During the morning, Iberia shared a post on Twitter advancing that, “due to an incidence in the systems, booking and boarding services have been interrupted in several airports”.

“The entire Iberia team is working to resolve it. We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience the situation is causing,” it further wrote. However, it did not advance when the problem would be resolved.