July 10, 2019 / 4:59 PM / 13 days ago

Flights restart at Gatwick after air traffic control outage

FILE PHOTO: A man arrives at the British Airways check-in desk at Gatwick Airport in southern England, Britain, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - Flights have restarted at London’s Gatwick airport after an outage in the control tower’s air traffic management system that lasted nearly two hours, Britain’s second-busiest airport said on Wednesday.

“Flights have resumed, but passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport as we return to full operations,” the airport said in a statement.

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Catherine Evans

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