Flights were unable to fly out of or into Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam earlier today due to a failure in air traffic control communications systems, the airport said.

For around an hour today, no flights could get into or out of Schiphol. Flights are now starting up again but delays are still likely.

A statement from LVNL, the Dutch authority in charge of air traffic control, said its communication system is now “ stable” again and air traffic is resuming, with aircraft cleared to take off and land again.

The statement said: “It will take some time until the situation returns to normal. LVNL [is investigating] the cause of the failure. Safety has not been compromised.”

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