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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Some Southwest Airlines flights are being held up while the airline tries to fix a technology outage.

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Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday that it began having intermittent problems with several systems after an outage.

A spokeswoman says the Dallas-based airline is dealing with flight delays across its system and temporarily stopped flights that have not left their airport gate.

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The spokeswoman says systems are gradually coming back but it may take time before the airline resumes normal operations.

A spokesperson released a statement on Wednesday’s issues.

We apologize to our customers whose travel plans are impacted. We have a team of experts working diligently to resolve the technical issues and their efforts have systems gradually coming back online.  We expect to continue our move toward a normal operation but believe it will take time.  Updates will be posted on our Southwest Facebook page and Twitter accounts.

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