Developing: Systems restored after London air traffic failure

Flights begin to depart from Gatwick following technical failure

  • Some flights have started to depart from Gatwick Airport; none arriving. 

  • Failure occurred at Swanwick air traffic control centre; systems have been restored. 

  • Eurocontrol: airspace will be closed until 7pm GMT, however NATS says airspace is open, albeit with restrictions. 

  • Severe disruption expected.

  • FlightRadar shows planes diverting.