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Delays may continue after air traffic control problems

Passengers were left stranded today when a technical problem at an air traffic control centre caused chaos at airports across the UK and Ireland.

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Stansted and Gatwick flights facing two hour delays

Departing flights from Gatwick and Stansted are facing delays of up to two hours after issues within UK air traffic control.

A Stansted spokesman said all departing flights are subject to delays of between 30 minutes and two hours.

Gatwick Airport said 20 per cent of its departures were experiencing delays, with passengers warned they could wait for a "couple of hours".

The airport said there were currently no issues with arrivals.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline for the latest situation.

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