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Air traffic control glitch fixed

Air traffic control company Nats has said it has corrected a technical glitch that restricted the number of aircraft flying across the south of England and those taking off from airports.

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Calls for inquiry after air traffic control glitch

An Air Traffic control company said it would be "to everyone's benefit" if aviation regulators held an inquiry following Saturday's major disruption to flights.

Passengers has to queue at Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Nats has already started its own inquiry into the events when an internal telephone system problem at the company's Hampshire headquarters led to flight delays and cancellations.

Saying he deeply regretted the disruption, Nats chief executive Richad Deakin said the best way forward was an investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) into "the level of contingency and resilience in UK airspace".

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