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News Flash – 30 August 2023 – Delays expected out of the UK with possible knock on effects

News Flash – 30 August 2023 – Delays expected out of the UK with possible knock on effects

Dear Clients and Partners

 

News Flash: The UK has seen over 500 flights cancelled and many more delayed – this due to technical issues with UK Flight control systems.

 

Summary of information we have as follows:

 

  1. The Flight control system failure was in response to a faulty flight plan that was submitted on Monday 28th August 2023.
  2. Over 500 flights being cancelled and many other flights severely delayed – passenger and cargo flows have been severely impacted.
  3. Airlines have warned that disruptions could last for several days. There may be knock on effects in other regions as well.

 

Below for your reference, please find news sites discussing the issue in greater detail.

 

UK flight chaos could last for days, airline passengers warned | Air transport | The Guardian – The Guardian – Dated: 30th August.

Airlines warn of UK flight delays over air traffic control fault – BBC News – The BBC – Dated 29th August.

Air traffic boss reveals how flight chaos unfolded inside control room | The Independent – The Independent – Dated: 30th August.

UK ATC Meltdown Raises NATS, CAA Oversight Questions, IATA Says | Aviation Week Network – Aviation Week Dated 29th August.

 

As always, we will continue to keep you posted on cargo on an individual shipment level.

 

Best regards,

JJ & the Inter-Sped team