A major failure of air traffic control systems led London's Gatwick Airport to make a full stopover on Wednesday night.
At 17 o'clock. In London time, the airport suspended all flights to solve the problem. A 7 p.m. According to an update from the airport, the flights had been resumed, but some delays were expected, as the airport was working to get it back to normal.
Numerous incoming flights that were already in the air when the error occurred were diverted to other nearby airports in cities such as Birmingham and Brighton based on data from the flight tracking software Flightradar24.
It turned out that later flights, including departing flights, were delayed.
In a statement published at 1
Due to a problem with air traffic control systems in the Gatwick Tower, flights were suspended between 17:08 and 19:00. The flights were resumed. However, passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before returning to the airport as flight operations resume.
Gatwick is Britain's second largest airport and the eighth largest in Europe.