London Gatwick Reopens After IT Failure Shuts Down Operations

By Jesse Sokolow on 11 July 2019
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A Norwegian Dreamliner at Gatwick Airport

A Norwegian Dreamliner at Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport is recovering from an IT failure that caused a multi-hour shutdown of the airport.

Flights were suspended for nearly two hours, after a power outage caused an IT meltdown in its air traffic control systems.

Over two dozen flights were diverted to other airports and eight were cancelled.

The airport is urging passengers to check with their airlines before proceeding to the airport.

“Following an earlier air traffic control systems issue, flights to and from Gatwick have now resumed,” the airport said in a tweet. “If you are travelling this evening please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations.”

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