#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 3°C Thursday 21 January 2021

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

Image: Katie Collins/PA Archive

STANSTED AIRPORT WAS closed to all incoming flights for a period this morning  due to low visibility and a technical problem with the landing system at Stansted.

The problem has now been resolved and flights are landing as normal but not before the disruption caused a number of Ryanair flights from Dublin, Shannon and Cork to be diverted elsewhere.

This morning’s Ryanair flight from Shannon was diverted to East Midlands Airport, the 07.05am flight from Cork was diverted to London Gatwick while the 09.30 am flight from Dublin was also diverted to East Midlands.

Ryanair issued an apology affected customers for the inconvenience but warned of possible delays as a result of the disruption to services. The airline say that diverted passengers are being transferred by coach back to Stansted

BBC News are reporting that the techincal problem was caused by a Gulfstream G550 jet damaging part of the airport’s instrument landing system.

Read: Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds >

Read: Ryanair to cut fees and bring in quiet flights. No, seriously. >

About the author:

Rónán Duffy

Read next: