A systems failure at Split Airport was responsible for widespread disruption yesterday with delays lasting several hours. No flights were able to depart for almost two hours from the airport, causing the terminal building to operate overcapacity and check-in lines to stretch outside. Passengers took to social media to voice their anger at the long lines and lack of information provided. "Split Airport was not closed but due to a system failure at check-in there were some delays", the airport said in a statement. While the problem was eradicated within a few hours, disruptions continued throughout the day. Some ten flights were to depart at the time the computer glitch occurred. The airport was particularly busy yesterday as many concert goers were leaving the city following the Ultra Music Festival, which took place over the weekend. The construction of Split Airport's new multi million euro terminal, which should ease congestion issues, has been delayed on several occasions so far.
|Line in front of terminal building, photo credit: Stipe|