07 Dec

Air Traffic Control technical issues

Updated 20.00 

The problem that arose this morning with the ground communications system in the Area Control operations room at NATS Swanwick has now been resolved and operations are returning to normal.

Saturday 7 December

NATS air traffic control has advised that due to air traffic control telephone equipment failure at Swanwick, they are currently experiencing some difficulty switching from night time to daytime operations.

Technicians are working to try to resolve the issue.

Delays and flight cancellations at some UK airports are being experienced as a result.

Customers due to travel today should liaise with their airline to establish if there are any changes to their flight arrangements. Furthermore customers should be prepared for potential delays and are advised to carry essential items such as medication in their hand luggage.

See our travel tips page on flight cancellations and delays.