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Gatwick Airport resumes flights after ‘systems issue’

Gatwick Airport resumes flights after ‘systems issue’”

Departure boards at the airport reportedly said that more information would be released at 7pm. The closure lasted for nearly two hours and caused at least two dozen inbound flights to divert to alternate airports.

A Gatwick spokesman said earlier: "Due to an air traffic control systems issue in Gatwick's control tower, flights are now suspended".

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

A total of 25 flights were diverted to other United Kingdom airports when the problems began shortly after 17:00 BST.

All flights to and from Gatwick were suspended for about 90 minutes due to an air traffic control issue.

London's Gatwick Airport says flights have resumed after "an air traffic control systems issue" temporarily halted all takeoffs and landings.

Passengers due to travel to or from the airport have been advised to check for updates with their airline.

One wrote: "Legit just had the worst turbulence experience on the flight back from turkey to turn up at Gatwick and there be a system failure so we're stuck on the runway until further notice".



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