SKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1917 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12447 times:
Apparently most flights out of LHR, LGW, STN and LTN are being delayed from landing and departing this morning due to the NATS flight plan system suffering from technical problems.
This message is appearing on Heathrow Airport's website:
"Air traffic control (NATS) has advised us that there is a technical issue with processing flight plans. In order to maintain safety, some restrictions have been applied to flights at London airports including Heathrow.
NATS engineers are currently working to restore the system to full operation, however some disruption to departing and arriving flights is likely.
Passengers travelling from Heathrow today are advised to check-in as normal. Further updates will be provided as soon as more information is available"
Hopefully this won't lead to too much disruption but I envisage a rather large backlog of flights building up and miserable delays for passengers.
Delta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12280 times:
Heard from a friend who is sitting since 1.5 hours on an aircraft in Luton, next to him 23 more airplanes waiting with passengers on board for departure. Seem to be quite a big problem...... Anyone knows more ?