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System failure delays thousands of European flights

Half of Europe’s flights were delayed yesterday afternoon, April 3, due to a system failure, BBC claims.

Eurocontrol, the organisation responsible for co-ordinating European air traffic, said that over 15,000 flights were affected.

The faulty system was restarted at 19h00 GMT, and normal operations resumed.

Earlier in the day, several European airports had warned passengers to expect delays, with Brussels Airport saying it was limited to just 10 departures every hour. Schiphol in Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Dublin airports also warned passengers about delays of varied lengths.

Travellers are advised to check the status of their flight in advance.
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