A technical problem on Friday at U.K.’s Swanwick air traffic control
center has greatly restricted U.K. airspace capacity while the problem
was being addressed, causing delays at airports throughout the country.
is a technical problem at the NATS control center in Swanwick, which is
affecting U.K. airspace. Flights are currently experiencing delays and
we will update passengers as soon as we have more information,” London’s
Heathrow Airport wrote in a statement on its website.
Airport stated that some flights are now departing (all departing
flights had been grounded earlier) but that flights are currently
NATS, operator of the Swanwick center, said
that the system had been restored and apologized for the delays the
failure may have caused.