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Gatwick Airport replaces flight information on whiteboards when the digital screens fail



  London Gatwick Airport, Surrey, United Kingdom Passenger Bridge

An IT issue is causing London's Gatwick Airport to take an old route to passing information on to passengers.


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Gatwick Airport had to release flight information on whiteboards on Monday after its digital screens failed due to an IT error.

The airport, which is located 30 miles south of London and the second largest in the UK, said the problem was the result a "continuing problem with the IT provider Vodafone" and instructed the passengers on the "temporary flight boards" or listened to announcements. An airport spokesman told Sky News, but Reuters reported that it did not cause any flight delays

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The problem seemed to be resolved by Monday evening.

"Our engineers have repaired a damaged fiber optic cable. This is used by Gatwick Airport to display flight information," a Vodafone spokesman said in a statement. "We very much regret the problems caused by this problem."

Gatwick Airport did not respond immediately to a request for further comments.

"I'm at the Gatwick airport and the screens are broken, so sign up with a whiteboard! " tweeted Traveler Raul Marcos. "You have a guy who listens to a walkie-talkie and clears and updates the table!"

First published at 5:11 pm PT.
Updated at 9:30 pm PT : Vodafone says the repairs are complete

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