RavnAir canceled at the very least a dozen flights in Alaska on Saturday — at the peak of holiday travel — following what the corporate described as “a malicious cyber assault” on its laptop community.
The cancellations affected round 260 passengers, firm spokeswoman Debbie Reinwand advised the Anchorage Each day Information.
The regional service canceled all flights involving its Sprint 8 aircraft until midday “as a result of the cyberattack compelled us to disconnect our Dash 8 maintenance system and its back-up,” the company mentioned in a written statement.
It wasn’t instantly clear which routes had been canceled. Reinwand stated the corporate can be issuing extra updates later within the day.
“We count on to expertise different schedule cancellations and delays inside the RavnAir Alaska (Sprint eight Plane) community all through the remainder of the day,” she stated.
The corporate is working with the FBI, different authorities, and a cyber safety firm, to revive methods.
PenAir flights and RavnAir Connect flights had been nonetheless working normally on backup methods, Reinwand mentioned.