Just in: no flights leaving or arriving at Southampton airport because of Swanwick computer problems.
Airspace is open. We're restricting traffic volumes in accordance with capability we currently have in our system.
Departing flights are currently experiencing delays and we will update passengers as soon as we have more information.
Business Insider UK:
'London's airspace is completely closed and all its airports have suspended flights.The news broke on Twitter on Friday afternoon as passengers at the UK's biggest airport, Heathrow, tweeted about suspended travel.
'Heathrow initially said a power outage is causing problems and that flights are delayed. However, it's now been confirmed that all air traffic is closed until at least 7pm UK time due to a major computer failure.'
Disruption to flights to/ from Southampton Airport due to a technical problem at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control centre.
Passengers advised to contact their airlines.
UK Airspace is being affected by the power outage at the Swanwick control centre
Flights are currently experiencing delays due to a power outage at NATS control centre affecting UK airspace. Further updates to follow.
There are delays at Bristol Airport after a computer failure problem in Hampshire.
All London airspace is currently closed until 7pm at the earliest, the European flight safety body Eurocontrol said.
The Eurocontrol announcement read:
The UK national air traffic computer has suffered a failure.
This means that until the system recovers, area control units in the London area does not accept traffic until 1900 UTC initially.
Departures planned to enter the London FIR/UIR have been temporarily stopped.
There has been a failure of the Flight Data Computer Server at London ACC.
Engineers are working on the problem and more information will be given when available. No traffic has been accepted until 1900