Unveiling the NATS and Airport Dilemma: UK Airspace Shutdown and Plane Grounding Amid ‘Network Failure’

The NATS (National Air Traffic Controllers), has stated, “We are currently facing a technical issue. Air traffic controllers in the UK are dealing with a technical error – an airline has reported a ‘network-wide failure.’ Sky News reported that passengers of airlines outside the UK have been informed that the air traffic control network is experiencing disruptions, which might cause delays in their flights.

The NATS, known as National Air Traffic Service, “We are currently dealing with a technical issue and have implemented traffic flow restrictions to maintain safety. Engineers are working to identify and rectify the technical error. We apologize for any inconvenience.”


This morning, there has been a network-wide failure in the UK air traffic control computer system. Although we hope to operate the majority of intra-Scotland flights with local coordination and minimal disruption, there could be delays for North-South and international flights. If you are flying with us today, please check our website for the latest information about your flight before heading to the airport.

EasyJet passengers were informed that the current issue was affecting all flights, whether within or outside the UK, due to the network-wide failure of the UK’s air traffic control system.

Budapest airport

” We want to bring to your attention that there’s an ongoing situation with air traffic control that’s impacting all flights, regardless of whether they are inbound or outbound from the skies above the United Kingdom.” “Collaborating closely with the pertinent regulatory bodies, we are actively engaged in efforts to restore the regular operations. The timeframe for resuming the effect of this disruption on normal operations. If you are waiting for one of our planes to land from a previous destination, our flight crew will keep you updated. If you are waiting to board one of our planes at an airport, please continue to monitor the flight information screens at the terminals. While this disruption is beyond our control, we sincerely apologize for any disruption to your travel plans,” the company said.

Britain’s broadcaster Gabby Logan, who was caught in the disruption, tweeted, “On a plane on the runway at Budapest airport. Hours away from hugging my family for the first time in about 3 weeks. And now told the UK airspace is closed. Could be stuck here for 12 hours. So we’re on the plane waiting.”

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