Prague airport resumes operations with limited capacity after system glitch

PRAGUE, June 15 (Reuters) – Prague airport was operating at limited capacity on Wednesday after a software glitch temporarily knocked out its air traffic control system, causing departure delays, the airport and the airport said. National Agency for Air Navigation Services (ANS).

The technical problem had previously stopped all departures.

ANS said on Twitter that the cause of the Top Sky air traffic control system failure was a software error on the vendor side.

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“The measures taken ensured operational safety,” ANS said. “Overnight, the affected software will be repaired and capacity will gradually return to levels seen before the outage.”

Prague Airport, which serves nearly 50 airlines, according to its website, handled 4.4 million passengers in 2021, about a quarter of the number recorded in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swiss airspace was also closed earlier on Wednesday after a technical problem with the country’s air traffic control system. Read more

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Reporting by Robert Muller and Jason Hovet; Editing by Kirsten Donovan and Edmund Blair

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