UK airspace hit by network-wide failure of air traffic control systems, warns Scottish-based airline Loganair

Flights may be subject to delays due to the outage involving the UK’s air traffic control systems, Loganair has warned

UK airspace has been hit by a network-wide failure for air traffic control systems, a British airline has said.

Loganair warned customers on X, formally known as Twitter, that flights may be subject to delays due to the outage.

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In a statement, the Glasgow-based airline said: “There has been a network-wide failure of UK air traffic control computer systems this morning.

“Although we are hopeful of being able to operate most intra-Scotland flights on the basis of local co-ordination and with a minimum of disruption, north-south and international flights maybe subject to delays.

“If you are flying with us today, please check our website for the latest information about your flight before setting off for the airport.”

In a statement, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), which provides air traffic control services in the UK, said: “We are currently experiencing a technical issue and have applied traffic flow restrictions to maintain safety.

Engineers are working to find and fix the fault. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Loganair has issued the warning. Picture: Getty ImagesLoganair has issued the warning. Picture: Getty Images
Loganair has issued the warning. Picture: Getty Images

British Airways said in a statement: “We are working closely with NATS to understand the impact of a technical issue that is affecting UK airspace and will keep our customers up to date with the latest information.”

BBC presenter Gabby Logan said she had been caught up by the issue.

She posted on X: “On a plane on the runway at Budapest airport. After almost 3 weeks away from home I am hours from hugging my family.

“And have just been told UK airspace is shut. We could be here for 12 hours. So we sit on the plane and wait.”



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