Flights are suspended at Gatwick Airport due to “an air traffic control systems issue”.
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- UPDATE 4 Traffic is resuming as @emirates #EK9 was about to divert to Heathrow but now heading to Gatwick.
- UPDATE 3 easyJet # is landing at Gatwick.
- UPDATE 2 According to ATC, Gatwick Airport is not expected to open until 21.00 BST.
- UPDATE 1 Gatwick Airport is working with ANS, the provider, to rectify this issue as quickly as possible.
A number of passengers reported being stuck on planes which had been due to take off ahead of the issue arising.
Gatwick Airport said: Due to an air traffic control systems issue in Gatwick’s control tower, flights remain suspended. We are working with ANS, our provider, to rectify this issue as quickly as possible.