Edinburgh Airport delays after technical problems

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FLIGHTS at Edinburgh airport have suffered delays today because of “technical problems” by air traffic control firm NATS in southern England.

The airport - Scotland’s busiest - reported five “small” delays so far as a result of the glitch at NATS’ main control centre in Hampshire.

Glasgow airport said it was business as usual. A spokesman said: “We have not experienced any disruption, and do not anticipate any. However, that may change.”

Aberdeen airport said it had not been affected.

A spokesman for NATS said: “NATS is experiencing technical problems at our Swanwick control centre and we are working to restore full operations.

“This has not resulted in the closure of UK airspace or the suspension of all flights in or out the UK.

“However, to maintain safety, NATS is restricting the number of aircraft flying across the south of England and those taking off from airports.

“We regret any inconvenience this may cause however our first priority will always be the safety of the flying public.

“NATS is taking every step to restore services and has contingency plans in place to minimise any disruption.”