Services have been restored at Shannon Airport following a technical issue that resulted in a radar failure last night.
The IAA is currently investigating the failure.
Statement issued from the Irish Aviation Authority on the technical issue with the Shannon Air Traffic Control system. Flight restrictions have now been lifted. https://t.co/46jzrmv5Vj— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) October 2, 2018
This caused disruption to both Cork, Knock and Shannon Airports.
Commercial, Technology and Training director of the IAA, Philip Huapologisedogied to any people that were delayed as a result of the technical issue.
“A handful of flights were affected in Shannon and Cork, they were all dealt with. It was relatively quiet last night. The busiest part is after midnight.”
“It is highly rare to have this kind of problem.”
The managing director of Shannon Airport says that services have returned back to normal this morning following last night’s problems with the flight radar system that services Shannon, Cork and Knock airports.
➡️UPDATE— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) October 2, 2018
Flights are now operating at Shannon Airport. The IAA moved to its back-up systems & flight restrictions have been lifted.
Traffic flow here is currently operating at a slower pace & we would advise passengers travelling tomorrow to check their flights. Thank you pic.twitter.com/JccqybeoVW