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Gary C. Kelly

Dozens of flights canceled at BWI after Southwest system outage

A day after a systemwide technical outage, Southwest Airlines canceled 56 flights out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday, and 117 others were delayed.

One of the largest network disruptions in the Dallas-based airline's history led to more than 1,000 canceled flights over two days as the company spent Thursday trying to reboot its operations.

Its computer systems were back online early Thursday after about a 12-hour outage, company executives said. But with thousands of customers and their bags as well as flight crews stranded overnight across the country, much of the day was spent trying to put the pieces of its network back...