<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1763249257255837&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

From Hassle to Holiday

Want to know when will be the busiest time to travel and which will be the busiest routes this Thanksgiving? See all the top stats around the holidays with our latest infographic.

Insight Reports Airports
  
OAG
12 Dec 2014 | By OAG

Flight Status

  

Nats power failure affects London airspace and flights

Nats power failure affects London airspace and flights

 

Friday evenings are notorious on the M25 around London but this week it’s the skies that are full of problems. With London airspace effectively closed until at least 19:00 in response to a computer problem in the Swanwick control centre it’s not a good time to have a boarding pass in London.

OAG data indicates that somewhere in the region of 210 flights are scheduled to arrive or depart from London between 16:00 and 19:00 with what are likely to be some of the heaviest passenger load factors of the week as a mix of business and early seasonal travellers attempt to fly. In total those flights will have provided some 31,000 seats and, assuming a cautious Friday evening passenger load factor of 85%, then around 26,000 passengers are likely to be inconvenienced in the next few hours. Naturally the UK major airlines such as British Airways (74 scheduled services), easyJet (41 scheduled flights) and Ryanair (17 scheduled flights) will be amongst the hardest hit. 

OAG’s advice as always in such times is to keep in touch with your airline and travel agent and be patient. Further updates on developments can be provided via the OAG migo app in the Apple Store which will be refreshed every minute with the latest data provided to us by the scheduled airlines on their flight status.

 

Comments

If you liked this article please share it or add a comment below

Stay up to date with industry insights, reports and news

Subscribe to the OAG Blog

blog-listing-discover@2x