A major systems outage affecting UK air traffic control computer systems is triggering flight delays across the country, an airline has warned.

Loganair said flights within the UK and international services were likely to be affected by the issue.

Air traffic control outage

The Scottish airline said: “There has been a network-wide failure of UK air traffic control computer systems this morning.

“Although we are hopeful of being able to operate most intra-Scotland flights on the basis of local coordination and with a minimum of disruption, north-south and international flights maybe subject to delays.

“If you are flying with us today, please check our website for the latest information about your flight before setting off for the airport.”

‘Traffic flow restrictions’

NATS, which provides en-route ATC services to flights within the UK, said in a statement: “We are currently experiencing a technical issue and have applied traffic flow restrictions to maintain safety. Engineers are working to find and the fix the fault.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
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