Ryanair reports that 63,000 of its passengers were impacted by the ATC malfunction.

Ryanair reports that 63,000 of its passengers were impacted by the ATC malfunction.

Last week’s air traffic control disaster caused extensive disruption across the business and stranded thousands of travelers overseas, including about 63,000 on Ryanair.

The Irish airline reported more than 350 flight cancellations on August 28 and 29 owing to the ATC problem in its traffic report for the month of August.

National Air Traffic Services (Nats) were unable to automatically process flight plans on Monday, August 28th, resulting in the cancellation of more than a quarter of all flights to and from UK airports.
The ripple effect persisted for two more days, reportedly derailing the plans of a quarter of a million individuals.

The ATC malfunction “has still not been explained,” according to Ryanair.

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The airlines are furious since the incident occurred at the end of the summer holiday when there is little spare capacity in the airline industry.
Last week, easyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren stated the incident “must not happen again” and called for a “full independent review” to be conducted.

Nats claims it was compelled to resort to hand-checking due to a “unusual piece of data” it received.
On Friday of last week, Transport Secretary Mark Harper convened a meeting with representatives from Nats, the CAA, the Border Force, airlines, airports, and trade organisations.
On Monday, Nats will deliver a preliminary report to Mr. Harper after conducting an investigation into the incident.

After last Friday’s meeting, the minister claimed, “most customers” who were delayed as a result of the confusion had now arrived at their destinations.
Thousands of tourists were forced to spend their vacations stuck in foreign countries because flights home were all booked up.

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