German air traffic control malfunctions on Wednesday morning. The cause was a software issue in the Langen Control Center when an update was installed, a spokeswoman for the FBI explained. For several hours, it was only possible to fly to a limited extent over the whole of Germany. The spokeswoman said that normal operations will be possible again starting at nine in the morning.
Center Langen controls lower airspace in central Germany with important airports such as Dusseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt. The region stretches from Kassel to Lake Constance and from the French border to Thuringia. Overflights are not affected because they are monitored by the Karlsruhe control center.
Swiss travelers were also affected by the restrictions on Wednesday morning. “Due to restrictions on German airspace, there may be delays – and this mainly affects flights to and from Germany,” Zurich Airport said when asked by Blick. So far, 6 flights from and 6 flights to Zurich have been cancelled. We recommend passengers to check the status of their flight with their airlines.”
A look at Zurich Airport’s website shows, among other things, the cancellation of Wednesday morning flights to Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt.
On the other hand, the collapse in Germany had no effect on air traffic control in Switzerland, according to the on-demand Skyguide. In Switzerland, two weeks ago, an IT malfunction in air traffic control Skyguide paralyzed air traffic in the early hours of the morning. Dozens of flights and thousands of passengers were affected. The fiasco was the first in the 100-year history of Swiss air traffic control. (SDA/sfa)
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