HALF of all flights in Europe could face delays due to a computer failure, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) have announced.

The continent-wide system which plots where and when planes can fly, land and take off failed a few hours ago.

In a statement the company said: “Today 29,500 flights were expected in the European network. Approximately half of those could have some delay as a result of the system outage.”

As seen in a later tweet, all airlines will now have to refile any flights that have not yet taken off.

Airlines, including low-cost carrier Ryanair, are urging customers to check online beforehand.



This is a breaking story and will be updated as soon as we get information.


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