Air traffic management company NATS has released a video demonstrating the unbelievable amount of aircraft that travel over the London area on a single day.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
An independent inquiry will be established following an unprecedented systems failure at the UK’s national air traffic control centre, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said.
Mon, 15 Dec, 2014
The chaos that hit UK airports was clearing last night - but 38 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow this morning.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
The chaos that hit UK airports was clearing last night, with air traffic control company Nats declaring its systems were back to full operational capacity.
UK flights have been thrown into chaos after a technical problem at the southern England headquarters of air traffic control company Nats.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
Aviation authorities in Europe continue to watch for developments in Iceland where planes are on high alert following a volcanic eruption.
Sun, 24 Aug, 2014
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Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
Airline passengers may face travel disruption over the next two days due to expected strikes across European Air Traffic Control services.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2014
Thick fog has caused another day of flight chaos for air passengers in the UK and also affected ferry services.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2013
Flights are returning to normal at Dublin Airport this morning following disruptions yesterday as a result of a technical fault at an air traffic control centre in England.
Sun, 08 Dec, 2013
A passenger jet which turned back after developing technical problems has landed safely at Belfast International Airport.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2012
AN AER LINGUS jet was forced to divert to London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday after getting caught up in heavy thunderstorms, however the airline has denied that the jet was struck by lightning.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2011
AIR passengers hoping to travel overseas this weekend should have little trouble with the volcanic ash cloud.
Fri, 27 May, 2011
Irish airspace remained clear and UK flights began returning to normal this morning as disruption caused by the diminishing Icelandic ash cloud shifted towards northern Europe.
Wed, 25 May, 2011
Irish airspace should remain open until at least 7.30pm this evening.
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Thu, 21 Apr, 2011
A raft of state-owned companies face being broken up or sold off under radical plans to raise €5bn and pull Ireland out of the red.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2011
Flight restrictions affecting Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been lifted, British air traffic control company Nats have said.
Mon, 17 May, 2010
The Irish Aviation Authority IAA has confirmed that all flights in and out of Dublin Airport will be grounded from 7pm until 9am tomorrow morning, with Waterford closing at 11pm.
Sun, 16 May, 2010
There is a fresh risk of Irish and UK airspace closures from tomorrow because of continuing volcanic activity in Iceland.
Sat, 15 May, 2010
Disruption to flights eased today as the volcanic ash cloud moved away from Irish air space.
Thu, 06 May, 2010
The Irish Aviation Authority has said that Shannon Airport will close at 5.30pm today as the Icelandic volcano causes fresh travel misery.
Wed, 05 May, 2010
Air passengers faced further misery tonight as the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud returned.
Mon, 03 May, 2010
A new ash cloud dashed hopes that air travel could begin to return to normal today as the row over the grounding of planes intensified.
Tue, 20 Apr, 2010
Shannon Airport, which reopened this afternoon with no scheduled departures, will close again at 7pm tonight, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.
Shannon Airport has reopened this afternoon with no scheduled departures for the rest of the day, while the UK has announced that their 'no-fly' zone will stay until early tomorrow morning.
Fulham have confirmed they will travel by road to Germany today for the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Hamburg.
UK flights later today will be limited to eastern Scotland and part of northern England as the volcanic ash cloud situation remains “dynamic”, air traffic control company Nats said.
The UK’s first flight following the airport shutdown took to the air today but the threat of a new volcanic ash cloud from Iceland was hampering efforts to get more services off the ground.
A trickle of passengers arrived at airports in Scotland today for the first flights after the skies above parts of the UK cleared of volcanic ash.
Plans by aviation chiefs to reopen Irish airspace today were thrown into doubt after eruptions at the Icelandic volcano intensified.
Flights will finally start again in the UK tomorrow after air traffic control company Nats lifted restrictions for Scotland and part of northern England.
Mon, 19 Apr, 2010
Hopes that flights in and out of the UK could recommence soon were dashed today when it was decided that the flights ban would stay in place until at least 1am tomorrow.
The UK flights’ ban was today extended until at least 7am tomorrow as the cost to the travel industry of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud crisis grew.
Sun, 18 Apr, 2010
The airline crisis deepened today when the UK flight ban was extended to at least 1am tomorrow.
Restrictions on flights in and out of the UK were tonight extended to 1pm tomorrow as Britain’s air travel nightmare showed no signs of ending.
Sat, 17 Apr, 2010
The Irish Aviation Authority has extended the closure of Irish airspace to commercial traffic until 1pm on Sunday at the earliest.
ONE solitary plane took off from Shannon yesterday, while all flights in and out of Cork Airport were shut down.
All but a few flights in and out of the UK will remain grounded until 1am tomorrow, it was announced today.
Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
Britain faced further travel chaos today after most flights in and out of the UK were grounded until tonight.
No non-emergency flights will be allowed in or out of the UK before 6am tomorrow at the earliest, air traffic control company Nats said today.
Thu, 15 Apr, 2010
Airline passengers faced massive disruption today after ash from Iceland’s volcanic eruption moved towards UK airspace causing a number of airports to cancel flights.
Transatlantic flights out of Shannon and Dublin have been delayed by a break-down in air traffic control systems in the UK today.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2009
EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic may join forces to make a £2.5bn (€2.9bn) bid for Gatwick Airport, it was reported today.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2008
THOUSANDS of Irish air passengers saw their flights either cancelled or badly delayed by a massive air traffic control glitch in Britain.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2008
The UK’s main air traffic control centre was back to full operation tonight after engineers fixed a computer glitch that saw scores of flights cancelled and delayed.
Thu, 25 Sep, 2008
The travel plans of thousands of air passengers were thrown into chaos tonight when a computer fault at the UK’s main air traffic control centre led to serious flight disruptions.
Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic today confirmed its interest in bidding for Gatwick Airport as part of a consortium.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2008
Air traffic control company Nats today announced a dip in profits and a rise in flight delays.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2008
The misery continued for passengers at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 tonight after British Airways were today forced to cancel 126 flights, the majority due to snow.
Sun, 06 Apr, 2008
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