Flights suspended at London City Airport after “technical error”

Planes on the ground at London City Airport (from archive). Photo: PA Wire/Nick Ansell

Planes on the ground at London City Airport (from archive). Photo: PA Wire/Nick Ansell - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Flights from London City Airport have been suspended after a technical problem grounded departures across London and the south east.

A spokeswoman for the airport, based in North Woolwich, told the Recorder: “Flights are suspended until further notice”. Affected passengers are advised to contact their airline for further flight information (see below).

Air traffic control company Nats confirmed that a “technical problem” had been reported at Swanwick air traffic control centre, Hampshire.

The firm said in a statement: “UK airspace has not been closed, but airspace capacity has been restricted in order to manage the situation. We apologise for any delays and our incident response team has been mobilised.

“Every possible action is being taken to assist in resolving the situation and to confirm the details. Further information will be released as it becomes available.”

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London City Airport’s website went down for a brief period this afternoon due to a “huge peak” in the number of people trying to access it for flight information following airspace restrictions, said a spokeswoman.

Have you been affected by the airspace restriction? Are you currently waiting for a flight out of London City Airport? Contact Freddy Mayhew by calling 020 8477 3981, emailing at or tweeting @NewhamRecorder.

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