Heathrow Airport has said its services will “remain significantly disrupted” on Tuesday after air traffic controllers across the UK experienced a technical fault.
In a statement about the “technical issues” that affected the National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Britain’s busiest airport urged passengers to contact their airline before travelling to the airport.
“The issue has been resolved, however schedules remain significantly disrupted,” it said.
“If you are travelling on 29th August, please ensure you contact your airline before travelling to the airport.”
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London Gatwick has said it plans to operate a normal schedule on Tuesday following the disruption.
However, passengers have been advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.
And major UK airlines such as Tui and BA warned of “significant delays” for passengers amid changes to schedules.
By Monday afternoon 232 flights departing UK airports had been cancelled along with 271 arriving flights, according to aviation analytics firm Cirium. It equates to about 8% of all expected departures and 9% of expected arrivals, Cirium added.
The technical fault meant flight plans had to be input manually by controllers.
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