Planes leaving and flying to the UK have been grounded following an issue with air traffic control which has resulted in restrictions to UK airspace.
NATS, the national air traffic controllers, said in a statement: “We are currently experiencing a technical issue and have applied traffic flow restrictions to maintain safety. Engineers are working to find and the fix the fault.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
In an updated statement, NATS clarified UK airspace was not closed but said “traffic flow restrictions” have been put in place while it attempts to resolve the issue.
Easyjet passengers were told that the issue was currently affecting all flights due to fly in or out of the UK.
A message sent to travellers, said: “We have been advised of an air traffic control issue currently affecting all flights due to fly into or out of United Kingdom airspace.
“We are working with the relevant authorities to understand the impact of this issue and the timescale for normal operations to resume.