Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Gatwick Airport resumes flights after ‘systems issue’

Gatwick airport halts all flights due to control tower problem Gatwick Airport resumes flights after ‘systems issue’
Russell Knight | 11 July, 2019, 12:25

The airport's official Twitter posted: "Following an earlier air traffic control systems issue, flights to and from Gatwick have now resumed".

Scores of flights were diverted and thousands of people left stranded at Gatwick as technicians tried to resolve an air traffic control issue, which was first reported at 5.45 pm (UK).

The European air safety organization Eurocontrol, however, nearly simultaneously issued a tweet stating that both arrivals and departures from the airport will be unavailable until 10pm due to an "electronic flight processing failure".

Some flights had been diverted to other United Kingdom airports.

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Flights began to take off and land again after 7pm once the issue was resolved.

The suspension has been in place since roughly 5pm on Wednesday.

In a message to travellers on its website, the airline easyJet said: "Unfortunately, London Gatwick is still closed, with no advised time of when it will re-open".

"The disruption to your flight is beyond our control and is considered an extraordinary circumstance".

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