By Chris Liakos, Livvy Doherty, and Anna Cooban, CNN
(CNN) – Another day, another system failure with flight cancellations and delays.
A company-wide IT outage at German airline Lufthansa has left thousands of passengers stranded in airports around the world.
The international airline, one of Europe’s biggest, said in a statement Wednesday that construction work in Frankfurt had damaged the fiber optic cables of a telecoms service provider, resulting in an outage in Lufthansa’s IT system in Frankfurt airport.
“Currently, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are affected by an IT outage. This is causing flight delays and cancellations. We regret the inconvenience this is causing our passengers," Lufthansa said on Twitter.
\u201c\u26a0\ufe0fImportant information on flight disruption: As of this morning the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are affected by an IT outage, caused by construction work in the Frankfurt region. Unfortunately, this has led to flight delays and cancellations. We are working on -\u201d