Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Flights resume at Gatwick after airport hit by technical issue

Flights resume at Gatwick after airport hit by technical issue

A dozen flights have been cancelled following a suspension of services at Gatwick Airport.

Flights had been suspended after an issue with air traffic control systems in Gatwick's control tower.

All flights at Gatwick Airport have been suspended due to what it has described as an air traffic control problem.

"We are working with ANS, our provider, to rectify this issue as quickly as possible".

It apologised to passengers and advised them to check flight information with their airlines.

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Passengers on flights grounded at the airport posted photographs on Twitter to complain about the delays to their flights.

Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Gatwick Airport is provided by Air Navigation Solutions Ltd (ANS) which is based at Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick, around 48km south of the British capital, made headlines last December after closing its runway repeatedly due to reports of mystery drone sightings nearby, impacting almost 140,000 passengers.

The hub, mostly used by low-priced carriers, is the United Kindom's second busiest, and Europe's eighth busiest airport by passenger traffic.

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