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Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue

Eurocontrol said almost 8 per cent of European traffic was affected by yesterday’s glitch.

Image: Roger Price via Flickr/Creative Commons

FLIGHT SCHEDULES IN airports across the UK and Ireland are said to be operating as normal today following an issue with the air traffic control system in the south of England yesterday that caused delays and some cancellations.

The National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) said a technical problem occurred in relation to an internal telephone system used by controllers but confirmed yesterday evening that this had been resolved.

Today airports and airlines sought to reassure passengers that flight schedules have returned to normal and they would be operating on time.

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A number of flights from Dublin Airport to London have already departed on time this morning and a spokesperson for Aer Lingus told TheJournal.ie the airline is “operating a full service” today.

Yesterday Eurocontrol said approximately 1,300 flights- almost 8 per cent of European traffic – were severely delayed by the glitch.

Read: Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed>

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