FRANCE AIR-TRAFFIC CONTROL FAILURE: FLIGHTS ACROSS EUROPE GROUNDED AND DELAYED AFTER CATASTROPHIC OUTAGE
The French air-traffic control system has failed
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September 1, 2019 - by Simon CalderTravel for independent.co.uk
Hundreds of thousands of passengers face cancelled or heavily delayed flights after an air-traffic control failure in France.
It is one of the busiest days of the year in European aviation, particularly for British travellers heading home at the end of their summer holidays.
British Airways has cancelled dozens of flights to and from Heathrow, including services to Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, Nice and Rome.
Many others are delayed by two hours or more.
A BA spokesperson said: "Like all other airlines, we're impacted by an air-traffic control outage which is causing delays to flights using French and Spanish airspace.
"We're working hard to minimise the impact on our customers' travel plans, but we do expect disruption to services to France and Spain, as well as those which fly over these countries on the way to other destinations.
"Customers due to travel with us today should check the status of their flight on ba.com, so we can let them know if their flight is affected. We are also offering flexible rebooking options for...