Monday, August 28, 2023
All planes apparently have to stay on the ground: British airspace closed
Great Britain All planes apparently have to stay on the ground: British airspace closed The airspace in Great Britain has been closed, the media report. Planes have to turn away. Starts are postponed. LONDON - There is a "technical problem" in the UK air traffic control system. According to the BBC, UK air traffic control said "traffic flow restrictions would be applied to maintain safety". Airlines have therefore warned of flight delays. “Engineers are working to find and fix the fault. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause," the BBC quoted Britain's National Air Traffic Services as saying. Further information about the cause is therefore initially not available. Also how long it would take to fix the problem. The Scottish airline Lonagair previously reported on Platform X that there was a “network-wide failure of British air traffic control computer systems” on Monday morning. Lonagair pointed out that there could be delays. Passengers have been urged to find out the latest information about their flights. However, most of the airline's flights within Scotland could be operated with a minimum of disruption on the basis of local coordination.