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UK NewsAir traffic control problems causing delays at London Heathrow and Gatwick

15:26  26 july  2019
15:26  26 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

The hell of airport delays shows our addiction to flying has gone too far

The hell of airport delays shows our addiction to flying has gone too far The hell of airport delays shows our addiction to flying has gone too far

Find train or bus transfers between London Heathrow , Stansted and Gatwick airports. Allow plenty of time! As well as journey times quoted here you’ll need to factor in things like passport control , baggage reclaim, waiting for buses, check-in, airport security and maybe taking a break.

Flights to Heathrow and Gatwick airport could be delayed over the next three weeks as air traffic controllers update the technology that they use. As the new system is introduced, and controllers adjust to using it, the number of flights allowed to land at London ’s two main air travel hubs will be

Air traffic control problems causing delays at London Heathrow and Gatwick © Reuters/Andrew Winning An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in west London

LONDON (Reuters) - Flights are being delayed at Britain's two busiest airports, London's Heathrow and Gatwick, following technical problems at the main air traffic control centre for southern England, air traffic authorities said on Friday.

"We have a technical problem with a system at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control which is causing some flight restrictions. We are doing all we can to fix it as soon as possible," Britain's NATS air traffic control service said.

Eurocontrol, NATS' pan-European equivalent, said the outage was causing a high level of delays at Heathrow and Gatwick, though they appeared to be easing.

(Reporting by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison)

Bad News Folks – The Travel Chaos Is Going To Last All Weekend.
Friday’s travel woes are continuing into the weekend as travellers face furher delays due to the weather, repair work and a rail strike. East Midlands Trains (EMT) customers have been warned to expect a significantly reduced service to and from London due to repair work on damaged overhead line equipment and a revised timetable on several local routes because of RMT industrial action. Customers have also been told to check before heading out on their journeys and not to travel on the London St Pancras-Nottingham-Sheffield route as there will be a reduced timetable.

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