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As a ‘Technical Issue’ Affects Air Traffic Control, UK Flights Are Delayed and Cancelled

By 08/28/2023 2:23 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


On Monday, a malfunction in Britain’s air traffic control system caused Takeoffs and Landings to be delayed for thousands of passengers.

The end of a long holiday weekend and one of the busiest travel days of the year, Monday, could see flight delays, according to flight control operator National Air Traffic Services, which is dealing with an unexplained „technical issue”.

According to the service, traffic flow limitations were „applied to maintain safety” and engineers were working to identify and address the problem. UK, it stated. The airspace was open.

The European air traffic regulator Eurocontrol issued a warning about „very high” delays due to a „flight data processing system failure” in the U.K., but it did not provide an estimate of how long it would take to fix the issue or what had caused it. The British Airways network „failed completely”, according to the Scottish airline Loganair. Computer systems used for air traffic control.

North-South and international flights may have delays, it warned, „although we are hopeful of being able to operate most intra-Scotland flights on the basis of local coordination and with the least amount of disruption possible.”

Airports within and outside the United Kingdom warned travelers to expect cancellations and delays.

Heathrow, the busiest air hub in Europe, reported that flights were being disrupted due to „national airspace issues” and offered advice.
Air traffic control problems were causing delays and cancellations for several aircraft in and out of Dublin, according to a statement from Dublin Airport.

The statement read, „We advise all passengers scheduled to depart today to check the status of their flight with their airline prior to departing.“ In order to comprehend the effects of a technical problem that is affecting U.K. travelers, British Airways stated that it was „working closely with NATS.airspace, and we’ll keep our clients informed of any further developments.

Former BA pilot and aviation expert Alastair Rosenschein stated the air traffic system appears to have experienced „some kind of patchy failure as opposed to a total shutdown.“

He told Sky News that „the disruption will be quite severe at some airports” and that it is likely that some flights headed for the United Kingdom may have to land in other European Nations in order to lessen the number of arriving aircraft.


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