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Irish Airports Report Flight Delays Due to UK Air Traffic Control ‘Technical Issue’

Irish airports are reporting flight delays and disruption as a knock-on effect of the technical issues that have hit the UK’s air traffic control systems.

The UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS), earlier today, reported technical issues, with it saying: “We are currently experiencing a technical issue and have applied traffic flow restrictions to maintain safety. Engineers are working to find and fix the fault. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

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AirNav Ireland, the country’s air traffic controller, said: “NATS is currently experiencing a technical issue that is restricting the capacity of UK airspace. This is resulting in significant delays for flights across Europe that are travelling to, from or through UK airspace.” “Flights between Ireland and UK airports, and flights travelling to or from Ireland that travel through UK airspace are experiencing significant delays. At this time, there is no certainty as to when flights will be back on schedule so passengers who are due to travel today should contact their airlines in the first instance to check if their flights are delayed.”

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Daa, which operates both Dublin and Cork airports, said: “Air Traffic Control issues in the UK today are resulting in delays and cancellations to flights into and out of Dublin Airport. We advise all passengers due to travel today to check the status of their flight with their airline in advance of travelling.”

Ireland West Airport Knock said passengers should expect delays and disruption “to some flights”.

“Passengers due to travel today are advised to check the status of their flight with their respective airline in advance of travelling.

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Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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