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US: Cancelled and delayed Delta flights

Delta Air Lines Inc. canceled about 110 flights Monday as it began recovering from a computer breakdown a day earlier that left passengers stranded across the country.

The scrapped flights followed the grounding of 170 trips on Sunday. A few additional cancellations remained possible, and “the vast majority” of its schedule was operating, the Atlanta-based airline said in a statement. FlightAware reported that 186 Delta flights had been delayed as of 10:36 a.m., the most of any U.S. carrier.

“I want to apologize to all of our customers who have been impacted by this frustrating situation,” Delta Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian said in an earlier statement. “This type of disruption is not acceptable.”

The interruption struck as airlines struggled to comply with new travel restrictions after President Donald Trump issued an executive order blocking travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump on Monday attempted to deflect blame for the ensuing chaos with a series of Twitter posts, saying problems at airports were caused by the Delta outage and protesters. The carrier’s interruption didn’t occur until two full days after he issued his order, however.