September 26, 2008

JLA Back to Normal After IT Problems

LIVERPOOL'S John Lennon airport was operating normally today after a computer glitch caused travel chaos.

A technical problem at the UK's main traffic control centre in Swan wick is believed to have disrupted flights at most UK airports.

At JLA, 13 outgoing flights were affected last night and up to 1,000 people delayed, although airport officials said they suffered only a two-hour delay at worst.

Only flights heading over airspace in the south east of the UK were affected.

JLA spokesman Robin Tudor said the situation was not as bad as anticipated, with people heading out last night facing only moderate delays.

He said: "The Nice flight was listed for 5.50pm, re-scheduled for 12.20am and actually went out at 6.40pm, so it came down."

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