Flight delays after technical glitch closes Swiss airspace
Flights have been cancelled and delayed after a technical glitch in Switzerland’s air site visitors management system.
It noticed Swiss airspace closed on Wednesday morning, halting takeoffs and landings at airports in Zurich and Geneva airports for hours.
Pan-European air site visitors company Eurocontrol warned airways in a bulletin to anticipate “excessive delays”.
Geneva Airport stated air site visitors had step by step resumed since 8:30 CEST. A number of flights had been cancelled, it stated on Twitter, telling travellers to test with their airways to see if their flight remains to be on.
Zurich Airport stated flights are working once more.
“Flight operations are deliberate at 50% capability till 9:30 CEST and at 75% capability from 9:30,” the airport stated in a press release.
Zurich airport had scheduled 330 flights and Geneva 211 on Wednesday, in line with FlightRadar24 information.
Earlier, air site visitors management company Skyguide stated it had closed Swiss airspace to make sure security after a technical malfunction.