ALERT All Southwest Airlines flights grounded during 50 minutes due to software issue

Southwest Airlines suffered a computer outage early Friday that temporarily grounded flights across the country. Southwest had some issues with a computer system that automatically uploads flight plans to the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. The situation was resolved around 6:25 a.m. ET. Southwest said in a statement that it suspended operations…

Amazon is expanding its air fleet and will open a $1.5 billion air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Amazon Air currently has planes at 21 U.S. airports and it’s opening new regional hubs this year in Fort Worth, Texas, Wilmington, Ohio, and expanding one in Rockford, Illinois. Amazon will open a $1.5 billion air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 2021. There it will have capacity for 100 planes — double the…