Thousands of passengers were unable to travel to the UK on Monday due to a technical glitch.
The UK government announced on Tuesday that it would launch an administrative inquiry following a technical glitch that affected air travel.
Speaking to Times Radio, Transport Minister Mark Harper clarified that it was not a cyber attack but a “technical glitch in the flight planning system”.
In response to this shortcoming, airline agents had to enter flight plans manually, causing hundreds of delays and cancellations.
A spokesman for the British Civil Aviation Authority (NATS) told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that “hundreds” of flights had been affected by the failure and that it would take “several days” for the situation to return to normal.
Several British airports warned of “significant delays” to flights this Tuesday, despite the technical glitch that hit the UK aviation system on Monday being resolved.
Thousands of passengers were unable to travel to the UK on Monday due to a technical glitch in the UK’s flight planning systems.
London Heathrow Airport has advised passengers with flights on Tuesday to contact airlines to check the status of their journeys before heading to the terminal.
London’s Gatwick Airport has also asked passengers to contact airlines.
London’s Luton Airport warned of further delays or cancellations of flights in the United Kingdom this Tuesday.
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