Passengers using Heathrow and Gatwick should be prepared for flight delays. This situation will last 3 weeks

Passengers of London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports will face flight delays in the next few weeks, as the National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) is installing a new air traffic control (ATC) system.

Passengers of the two busiest airports in the UK in the next three weeks will be forced to put up with flight delays, because the National Air Traffic Control Service introduces a new air traffic control system.

The National Air Traffic Control Service will replace paper tapes with information on flight to the digital system. Airport staff will need to practice working with it, and therefore the number of aircrafts that will be allowed to land at these two London airports will be reduced

The average delay in departure to Heathrow is about 20 minutes, since within 10 days the number of arriving aircraft will be limited to 80%. During the next 10 days, the number of landing aircraft will be brought to 90%.

If the airplanes fly over your house, you will also face some discomfort, as the National Air Traffic Control Service asked permission to land some aircraft "a little earlier and a little later than usual", that is, the night rest from noise will be shorter than usual.

Jamie Hutchison, director of the National Air Traffic Controllers Office in Swanwick, told the press: "We understand that the innovations will affect many flights, especially in the first 10 days, but for most passengers the delay in flights will be negligible, and travelers don`t have to change plans or come to the airport later. We try to do everything possible to reduce the impact on passengers."

In the British service of air traffic controllers, they said that the introduction of the air traffic control system EXCDS is an important step towards the modernization of the UK airports. The new system is part of the £700 million program designed to cope with the growing demand for travel on airplanes. In particular, it is expected that the number of flights will increase from 2.6 million last year to 3.1 million in 2030.

Hutchison added: "If we do not modernize, we will soon stop coping with the growing demand for airplane flights."

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