Scottish airports back to normal after air traffic control glitch

Scottish airports back to normal after air traffic control glitch

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Airports in Scotland have returned to normal after a day of disruption caused by an air traffic control failure.

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh said flights were back on schedule by 7pm last night

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Prestwick airports were affected by flight delays throughout Monday due to the incident at the Scottish Air Traffic Control centre at Prestwick.

The National Air Traffic Service (Nats) said there had been interference with some radio frequencies used to talk to aircraft.

It issued a apology to passengers “inconvenienced by the technical problem”.

Nats said in its latest update on the situation yesterday afternoon: “Detailed analysis is currently under way to identify the root cause of the interference on our radio frequencies.

“We expect the operational impact of the continuing investigation to be minimal to the travelling public.

All flights at Edinburgh airport were delayed while three Glasgow airport flights were cancelled – one to Gatwick and two to Amsterdam, the BBC reported.

There were also a small number of delays on southbound flights from Aberdeen airport.


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