Easyjet cancels 180 flights because a computer failure slows down all air traffic in France
Chaos for families flying home after the summer holidays, as French air traffic control systems crash, canceling or delaying hundreds of flights from France and Spain
- British Airways also had disruptions to travel to and from France and Spain
- And allegedly the club lounge of London Heathrow BA no longer had champagne
- A spokesperson said the automatic flight plan system was broken Sunday morning
Hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed, creating chaos for families flying home after their vacation after the air traffic control systems have crashed.
Due to a national computer failure in France, holidaymakers are stranded abroad tonight.
Easyjet had to cancel 180 flights earlier today. British Airways was also bothered this morning when traveling to and from France and Spain.
Flyers are depicted while waiting at Gatwick Airport while today's disruption continues in Europe
Passengers are pictured while waiting for further news about the delays at Lanzarote airport in Spain
People are stranded in Gatwick (photo) after air traffic control errors hit flyers all over the continent today
Depicted: passengers at London Gatwick airport while the delays persist due to a failure in French air traffic control
And at London Heathrow, dried-up passengers whose flights were grounded complained that the airline's club lounge no longer had champagne.
The Directorate-General for Civil Aviation France tweeted confirmation of the failure and wrote that there was a & # 39; had occurred.
Allegedly Easyjet was forced to abolish 120 flights, with many more cancellations and delays causing misery on both sides of the Channel
Social media user @Ginniar said she had waited 10 hours for her flight and told EasyJet: “Kids are wild, everyone knows every inch of every store. Would like you to provide the service that we have paid for. & # 39;
A stranded vacationer in Barcelona told MailOnline that his BA flight had been canceled tonight and was told that Tuesday could return at the earliest.
Paris Airport tweeted earlier: & # 39; This morning a national computer outage occurred due to the centralization of flight plans.
& # 39; This has now been resolved. Delays are still to be expected. Contact your airline. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the civil aviation authority DGAC said the automatic flight planning system was broken Sunday morning and the reason for this is being investigated.
He said the problem "had no impact on flight safety" and was resolved before noon. The spokesperson was not authorized to be publicly appointed according to the rules of the authority.
A spokesperson for the civil aviation authority DGAC said the automatic flight planning system was broken Sunday morning and the reason for this is being investigated
However, it temporarily stopped all air traffic on French territory and airports are still seeing remaining delays.
The same applies to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, one of the busiest in Europe, where dozens of flights are late.
An Easyjet spokesperson said: & # 39; easyJet was informed this morning of a partial failure of French air traffic control systems, which led to significant delays and disruption for all airlines with flights flying to and from France or through French airspace travel by plane.
& # 39; Customers on canceled flights are given the option to transfer their flight for free or receive a refund.
& # 39; We also offer hotel rooms and meals for customers who need them. & # 39;
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