In a significant disruption to air travel, the United Kingdom's airspace has been completely shut down due to a massive network-wide failure of the air traffic control system. The issue was first reported by British and Scottish airlines, which have warned their customers about potential delays and cancellations.
The system failure is expected to cause chaos for travelers, especially considering that it has occurred on a bank holiday, traditionally a busy period for air travel. The closure has grounded planes across the country, affecting both domestic and international flights.
Scottish airline Loganair was among the first to report the issue, stating that the computer systems used by the UK's air traffic control had suffered a 'network-wide failure.' The failure has led to widespread disruptions, with planes unable to take off or land in the UK.
Air traffic controllers across the UK are working tirelessly to resolve the technical fault. However, it remains unclear how long it will take to restore service.
The nature and cause of the network-wide failure are still under investigation. Authorities have yet to release detailed information about the underlying issues leading to the system disruption.
As a result of the failure, travelers have been warned to expect significant delays and are advised to check with their airlines for the latest updates on their flights.