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%.