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IrelandOver 5,000 hours of flight delays across Europe after France air traffic failure

14:40  01 september  2019
14:40  01 september  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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There are multiple flight delays across Europe after an air traffic control failure in France . Eurocontrol, which monitors air traffic across Europe , is reporting thee are currently 5 ,619 hours of delays across the continent, with London Gatwick the most clogged up airport. Dublin Airport is also

Hundreds of thousands of passengers face cancelled or heavily delayed flights after an air - traffic control failure in France . It is one of the busiest days of the year in European aviation, particularly for British travellers heading home at the end of their The French air - traffic control system has failed .

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There are multiple flight delays across Europe after an air traffic control failure in France.

Eurocontrol, which monitors air traffic across Europe, is reporting thee are currently 5,619 hours of delays across the continent, with London Gatwick the most clogged up airport.

Dublin Airport is also affected, including flights to and from Malaga.

Just after 9.20am Paris Airport confirmed there had been a ‘national computer failure related to the centralisation of flight plans’ but that the issue had now been resolved.

Delays were still to be expected, it added, and passengers should direct any questions to their airlines.

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There are multiple flight delays across Europe after an air traffic control failure in France . Eurocontrol, which monitors air traffic across Europe , is reporting thee are currently 5 ,619 hours of delays across the continent, with London Gatwick the most clogged up airport.

Nearly half of flights across Europe were facing delays on Tuesday after a flight plan glitch hit at the end of busy the Easter holiday period. This makes it the central organization for the coordination and planning of air traffic control for all of Europe . Travelers in France were hit particularly hard by the

Spain’s air traffic control tweeted to confirm the issue stemmed from a French computer error and had been resolved, although delays would continue for some time.

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It followed the message up with one denying claims the delays were caused by a strike.

The post read: ‘Do not be fooled, there is no driver strike, but a technical problem in French airspace.’

Ryanair addressed the delays in a statement, with their flights from Malaga and Madrid travelling to Ireland all delayed by the issue in France.

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It read: ‘Due to French ATC equipment failure, this could lead to long delays and possible ATC cancellations later on Sunday especially to flights operating across France.’

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BRUSSELS (AFP, REUTERS) - Around half of all flights in Europe faced delays on Tuesday (Apr 3) “Today 29,500 flights were expected in the European network. Approximately half of those could have The failure of the ETFMS system comes on a day when travellers in France have been hit by

A computer failure could cause half of the flights in Europe to be delayed . A continent-wide flight plan processing system went down at around 12pm MORE: Lawyer jailed after lying to FBI agents during Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia probe. Settling in for a 6 hour delay as European Air Traffic Control

Passengers took to Twitter to share their upset at the delays.

One woman compared being stuck on an airplane in Malaga to being held hostage.

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Another was upset as air hosts were not providing a trolley service, saying passengers ‘need water’.

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