Gatwick flights resumed after 'air traffic control issue'

Lloyd Doyle
July 11, 2019

Flights are now operating in and out of London's Gatwick Airport after an issue with the air traffic control systems saw the temporary suspension of all flights.

"Flights have resumed at Gatwick following an earlier issue with the systems operated by [Air Navigation Systems] in our air traffic control tower".

Gatwick management in late 2015 awarded DFS a 10-year contract to provide air traffic and approach services at LGW following a tender process.

Eurocontrol clarified its statement moments later, saying that Gatwick has actually started a "recovery phase, " that is expected to take "some time".


Passengers on flights grounded at the airport posted photographs on Twitter to complain about the delays to their flights.

The airport advised passengers in a tweet Wednesday night to "check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations".

Gatwick Airport suffered major disruption last December, when the facility was plagued by repeated drone sightings during Christmas week.

The airport, the eighth-busiest in Europe, serves numerous low-priced carriers and is EasyJet's biggest hub.

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