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'Significant' IT outage causes delays for WestJet flights

The company said the outage is affecting a number of systems, including check-in, reservations and its phone lines.

Some evening flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are affected by Saturday's disruption

WestJet says about 60 flights were delayed Saturday as it deals with an IT outage that's affecting multiple systems. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

More than two dozen WestJet flights were delayed on Saturday thanks to a "significant" IT outage that affected everything from reservations to check-ins.

"Overall, 55 flights were delayed across the network today and all impacted guests will be on their way to their destination by the end of day," said company spokesperson Lauren Stewart in an emailed statement.

Flights on Sunday are not expected to be impacted, added Stewart.

The outage began just before 9 a.m. and had been corrected by 6 p.m.

Some evening flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport were also affected by Saturday's disruption.

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