A technical issue with the radar system at Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport has caused major flight delays. The problem has restricted the number of flights that can use the airport. Many are flights are being delayed by over an hour.
In a statement, the National Air Traffic Service said, “We have a technical problem with a system at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control which is causing some flight restrictions. We are doing all we can to fix it as soon as possible
“We apologize for any inconvenience people may be experiencing and will provide further information as soon as possible.”