Edinburgh airport has issued a warning of “delays to all flights” this morning as a result of technical issues affecting air traffic control in Scotland. It is not only Edinburgh that is affected, but also flights from and into Glasgow, Aberdeen and also from Northern Ireland. The fault was caused overnight at the major control centre in Prestwick.
The arrivals board at Edinburgh airport is showing arrivals from London Heathrow, Bristol and Gatwick are running around 90 minutes behind their scheduled arrival time. Edinburgh Airport has made clear however that there are currently no cancellations as a result of the fault.
National Air Traffic Services (NATS) made a statement this morning saying:
"We have had a technical problem overnight with interference on some radio frequencies that we use to speak to aircraft.We have managed to reduce the forecast delays significantly and we are now working on bringing service levels back to normal as soon as possible.”
If you are due to travel in or out of Scotland or Northern Ireland today you should contact your airline to confirm the status of your flight. Recent departures are delayed around an hour.
A small number of delays are occurring at Aberdeen airport affecting southbound flights - Aberdeen airport are hoping this will be resolved as soon as possible. Passengers have taken to social media to express their frustration with one passenger claiming they are “stuck on a plane” at Glasgow whilst waiting to fly from Paris to Amsterdam.
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