Flights resume at London's Gatwick Airport after 'control systems issue'

Gatwick Airport suffers complete failure of air traffic control

Britain's second-biggest air hub restarted landings and take-offs around 7pm local time (2am on Thursday, Singapore time) but warned passengers to check flight information with their airlines.

Gatwick management in late 2015 awarded DFS a 10-year contract to provide air traffic and approach services at LGW following a tender process.

He said inbound flights were being diverted to other airports and Gatwick was "starting to see cancellations" of outbound flights.

London Gatwick Airport temporarily suspended flight operations due to issues with the airport's Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower on Wednesday evening.

Air Navigation Solutions (ANS), a private company, has controlled plane movements at the airport since 2016.

In December, flights were suspended for 30 hours after drone sightings, causing chaos for 140,000 passengers.

The hub, mostly used by low-priced carriers, is the United Kindom's second busiest, and Europe's eighth busiest airport by passenger traffic.

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