Air Canada computer glitch causing long lines across Canadian airports

An image of the passenger check-in lineup this morning at Victoria International Airport

Air Canada customers are being advised to check their flight status before going to Edmonton International Airport after a computer-telecommunications issue disrupted operations early Monday.

"Today's computer issues have had a wide impact on our customers and we apologize for any inconvenience". According to flight-tracking website, Air Canada was experiencing almost 170 total flight delays as of Monday afternoon.

Air Canada said customers should expect "delays and some cancellations due to the outage".

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Toronto Pearson International Airport has also confirmed that the Air Canada system issue is affecting flight schedules.

The company's representatives wrote on the social network Twitter, which is Air Canada "ran interference" in the work of contact centers and the web site and doing everything possible to as soon as possible to restore service.

The airline tweeted that its systems were back online and that some flight delays were expected as a result shortly after 1 p.m. ET.