DFW Media Statement - 3:00 PM Update on AA Outage
Due to an American Airlines network system outage, all American flights departing Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have been grounded until at least 4:00 PM CST.
DFW Airport has mobilized resources, including three large 90-passenger buses that have the capability to deplane aircraft without a gate.
At DFW, there are some aircraft on the ramps awaiting departure, as well as arrivals flights awaiting gate space. Aircraft have also returned to the gate and deplaned passengers.
All passengers are safe, and DFW will continue to work with American Airlines and all aviation service providers, as needed.
Due to the outage, DFW Airport has activated its Irregular Operations Concessions Plan. All Concessions location in Terminals A, B, C and D will remain open until at least midnight.
Also, the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety responded and investigated a report of a possible suspicious bag this afternoon at Founders Plaza, located at the north end of the Airport.
It was determined that the materials removed posed no threat and no flight operations were impacted as a result of this investigation.
As is usual procedure during such responses, Founders Plaza, as well as the roadway near the site, was briefly closed for about two hours.
The investigation was prompted at 12:30 PM when the suspicious-looking bag was reported.
DFW DPS responded with its ordnance detection unit and its mobile command post.
The investigation has concluded and the scene was cleared by first responders at 2:15 PM.