Gatwick Airport suspends all flights over air traffic control issue

Gatwick airport halts all flights due to control tower problem

Incoming and outgoing flights at London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) were suspended for about two hours July 10 because of an unspecified air traffic control (ATC) systems issue in the airport tower.

A spokesman for Gatwick Airport said that it worked with the provider of its computer system to get the flight control system back online.

Numerous inbound flights that were already in the air when the failure occurred were seen diverting to other nearby airports in cities such as Birmingham and Brighton, based on data shown by flight tracking software FlightRadar24.

The airport spokesman said: "We're now working hard to get that back up and running".


She said the airport was now "operating as normal" and most passengers affected by the cancellations on Thursday would have been notified in advance by their airlines.

Flights began to take off and land again after 7pm once the issue was resolved.

"As a result, we expect to suffer some delays and possible cancellations".

"Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey".

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