Flights delayed as network failure hits Cape Town airport

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Flights were delayed on Saturday as a system failure affected airlines at Cape Town International Airport. 

Passengers could not be checked in online and had to be checked in manually, a spokesperson for ACSA said. 

Mark McClean, Acting General Manager at Cape Town International Airport, said all systems had been brought back online by 13:00. 

"Some airlines experienced challenges with the check-in system due to a failure in the system, and this resulted in a delay as check-ins had to be done manually," said McClean. 

The check-in system failed due to an IT network failure, he added.

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