April 3, 2018 / 12:53 PM / a year ago

Flight planning system failure means more disruption for European travellers

BERLIN, April 3 (Reuters) - Air travellers looked set for more disruption on Tuesday after a Europe-wide flight plan processing system failed, affecting airlines across the region.

The failure of the ETFMS system comes on a day when travellers in France have been hit by strikes by rail workers and Air France employees.

European network manager Eurocontrol has put in contingency measures as a result, but that means the available capacity across the network has been reduced by 10 percent, it said via its Twitter feed.

“Further information will be provided as soon as possible,” Eurocontrol said.

Reporting by Victoria Bryan Editing by Maria Sheahan

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