National Air Traffic Services (NATS) confirms that it will try to minimize problems due to weather conditions and the staff shortage faced at Heathrow Airport.
Heathrow Airport is one of the UK’s busiest airports, is experiencing strong winds, and has a shortage of staff in the tower. It is working on solutions to mitigate these situations.
They have also encouraged their passengers to check their airline information for any updates.
In a statement, the spokesperson for NATS said, “Due to short-notice staff absences in the tower and strong winds at Heathrow, temporary ATC (air traffic control) restrictions are currently in place.”
“We expect the situation to improve this afternoon.”
“We are working hard to minimize disruption, working closely with Heathrow Airport and airlines.”
“Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline.”
“Restrictions of this sort are only ever applied to ensure safety, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
According to a Heathrow spokesperson, “Strong wind is forecast today, (and) while there may be minor changes to today’s schedule as a result of the weather, we want to reassure passengers that our colleagues are working in close collaboration with our airline and air traffic control partners to get them safely on their journeys as quickly as possible.”
“We encourage passengers to check with their airline for the latest information.”
British Airways stated: “Air traffic control restrictions imposed on all airlines at London Heathrow mean we’ve had to make some adjustments to our short-haul schedule.”
“We’ve contacted affected customers to apologize and offer them rebooking options or a full refund.”
- Published By Team Timeswire