UK air traffic control has technical fault, flights delayed
Now Reading
UK air traffic control hit by ‘technical fault’, network-wide delays expected

UK air traffic control hit by ‘technical fault’, network-wide delays expected

NATS confirmed that it had experienced a technical glitch which has impacted flights across the country

uk air traffic

UK’s air traffic control it experiencing “technical issues” which has impacted flights across the country, according to a report by the BBC.

The country’s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) said in a statement, “We are currently experiencing a technical issue and have applied traffic flow restrictions to maintain safety. Engineers are working to find and the fix the fault.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

UK air traffic suffers network-wide failure

Heathrow Airport has issued a statement confirming the network outage and has asked passengers to connect with the airlines they are flying with.

Similarly, London Gatwick Airport has said that it is experiencing flight delays and expects flight cancellations due to the network failure.

International flights affected

Additionally, international passengers on airlines outside of the UK have reportedly been told that the air traffic control network is down and their flights will be delayed, as per a report by Sky News.

Scottish airline Loganair posted on  Twitter: “There has been a network-wide failure of UK air traffic control computer systems this morning.”

“Although we are hopeful of being able to operate most intra-Scotland flights on the basis of local coordination and with a minimum of disruption, north-south and international flights maybe subject to delays.”

As per a CBS News reporter, who was meant to travel with EasyJet from Spain said, “The airline was told the air traffic control issue was “currently affecting all flights due to fly into or out of United Kingdom airspace””.

“We are working with the relevant authorities to understand the impact of this issue and the timescale for normal operations to resume,” it said.

The BBC reported that spokespeople for London Luton and Gatwick airports said they were aware of the issue, and urged customers to contact their airlines. Additionally, the air traffic control issues in the UK are “resulting in delays and cancellations to some flights into and out of Dublin Airport,” the airport told the British broadcaster.

This is a developing story.

Also read: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch new flight to this city in Iran

You might also like


Scroll To Top