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British air traffic is severely disrupted: the reason is a “technical glitch”

British air traffic is severely disrupted: the reason is a “technical glitch”

The UK’s Air Traffic Management Service (NATS) reported a technical issue on Monday that disrupted flights across the country.

Due to a technical problem with air traffic control, air travel in Great Britain has been disrupted across the country.
Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

A. wrote: “There was a technical problem, and in order to maintain safety, we implemented traffic restrictions.” Nats They indicated in their statement, in which they also reported that they are continuously working to resolve the error, and stressed that the UK airspace has not been closed, CNBC.

The service provider later explained the reason for the error. As written due to the problem that exists since the morning

The automatic processing of flight plans is broken, so they are manually entered into the system until the error is resolved. Since this method is slower, traffic throttling is applied due to low input data.

They added that the safety of all their UK flights is a priority, and they will do everything they can to minimize inconvenience.

In the meantime, travelers are advised to check with their airlines regarding their trip.

“We deeply regret the disruption that has occurred,” they concluded their statement.

Delays and cancellations are expected at Gatwick Airport – London’s second largest airport. Following NATS, Edinburgh Airport advises travelers to go there only after checking their flight status with their airline.

Scottish airline Loganair reported the issue with air traffic control on X, formerly known as Twitter, where it reported on Monday morning that “UK air traffic control computer systems experienced a network failure.”

the Aviation Radar24 According to the flight tracking website, UK airports are “significantly restricting departures”. By 4pm Hungarian time, 85 flights had been canceled at Heathrow Airport, and 64 flights had arrived late. These are 12 and 9 percent of all flights, respectively. At Gatwick Airport, 51 flights were canceled and 89 flights arrived late, representing 11 and 20 per cent of all aircraft arriving there, respectively. The disruption is greater for departing flights.

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14 per cent of flights departing from Heathrow (91) were cancelled, and 38 per cent (257) started their journey with a knife. Gatwick Airport canceled 11 percent (48) of flights, and 54 percent (239) were delayed.

The problem, which affected all of British air traffic, previously arose at the end of May, when similar major delays occurred.

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