Almost 300 Flights Cancelled in the UK: Problems Will Continue for Several More Days
UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper said that problems with air traffic in the UK will continue for several more days despite the fact that the air traffic control failure has been resolved, the Independent reports.
Meanwhile, airlines continue to cancel flights today, on Tuesday, after yesterday's chaos in the UK air traffic control system.
At least 281 flights have been cancelled today at six of the UK's busiest airports:
However, Wizz Air has said that none of its flights have been cancelled, according to the BBC.
Angela Carter, legal director of WorkNest for England and Wales, said that most people would not be entitled to payment if they were stranded elsewhere due to flight delays or cancellations, Sky News reports.
At the same time, the NATS air traffic control service says its systems are operating as usual, and they are working to clear the backlog of flights.
"We know that many people's travel plans have been disrupted, and they are still dealing with the impact of delays and cancellations. Our systems are operating as normal, and we are working with airlines and airports to get people where they need to go and clear the backlog as quickly as possible," the statement said.
It added that an investigation has been launched to "find out the root cause of what happened".
Meanwhile, Eurostar has announced that it will add additional trains to its schedule today due to airline disruptions.
An additional service from London to Paris is scheduled for 15:01 today, with a return flight at 20:36. Yesterday, the company added another train from Paris to London.
Eurostar also asked passengers not to come to very busy stations today if they do not have a ticket.
There is currently no clear answer as to the exact cause of all the disruptions.
Yesterday, there was a technical failure that caused the automatic flight processing system to stop working, meaning that everything had to be processed manually, which slowed down the process.
The consequential effect can last for days as debts and other problems are resolved, for example, aircraft are in the wrong places.