A technical malfunction in the UK’s air traffic control system on Monday (28) caused delays to hundreds of national and international flights in the country.
Passengers have reported delays and cancellations at major British airports and rumors of airspace closures, which the UK’s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) has denied.
Early in the morning, the Nats announced their matchup “Technical problems” and “Traffic flow restrictions will be imposed to maintain safety.”.
As of the last update of this report, NATS had not reported the number of flights delayed or cancelled, but on social media, passengers have reported delays and cancellations.
Heathrow Airport, London’s main airport, had not announced any cancellations or delays as of the last update of this report, but recommended passengers check the status of their flights with the airlines.
Residents of Luton, also in the English capital, and in the city of Birmingham, said early Monday morning that they still did not know when operations would return to normal. Gatwick Airport, on the outskirts of London, said there were delays and “cancellations are possible.”
Dublin Airport andPassengers traveling today are advised to check the status of their flights in advance.
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