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US NewsGatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'

23:55  10 july  2019
23:55  10 july  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Flights at Gatwick Airport were suspended for about two hours due to an issue with its air traffic control systems . Twenty-eight flights were cancelled and 26 diverted to other airports after the problems began at about 17:00 BST. The airport said it had experienced a problem in its control tower.

Gatwick Airport suspended flights for more than an hour on Wednesday evening due to a “ systems issue .”. The airport said that an “air traffic control systems issue ” in its control tower caused it to suspend flights , likely disrupting hundreds of passengers.

Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue' © Imagebridge Gatwick Airport says flights have been suspended due to an "air traffic control system issue" in the control tower.

Outbound and inbound flights will be delayed until at least 9pm, according to the Eurocontrol Netowrk Operations Portal.

A statement from Gatwick says: "Due to an air traffic control systems issue in Gatwick's control tower, flights are currently suspended. We are working with ANS, our air traffic control provider, to rectify this issue as quickly as possible.

"We apologise and passengers should check with their airline directly or on our website flights page for the latest information on their flight."

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Gatwick resumes activity after 'air traffic control systems issue ' closes airport for nearly two hours. In the airport's latest update on Twitter, it confirmed that all flights "remain suspended ". The airport also encouraged all passengers due to fly this evening to check their flight status before travelling to

The issue began at 5.08pm on Wednesday afternoon.

The airport say there is already a divert plan in place, and inbound flights are being sent to other airports.

Gatwick, in West Sussex, is Britain's second busiest airport, behind Heathrow.

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Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'
Gatwick flights suspended after 'systems issue'

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