Air traffic in Germany was restricted for several hours last Wednesday. The reason was technical problems with air traffic control software. In the meantime, the disruption is said to have been largely resolved.
Air traffic in Germany restricted
All air traffic in Germany was restricted last Wednesday. Technical problems at the German Air Traffic Control are said to have temporarily paralyzed air traffic early Wednesday morning, at the beginning of the vacation season of all times.
Problems are said to have occurred during the installation of an update at the Langen control center. With far-reaching consequences. The center in Langen is responsible for the airspace in the center of Germany and covers important airports such as Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt. It also operates from Kassel to Lake Constance and from the French border in the west to Thuringia.
However, the disruption was resolved a few hours later, at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Flugsicherung confirmed.
Nevertheless, delays and cancellations continue at German airports, especially at the important Frankfurt airport, according to on Twitter. With consequences for all of Europe. Overflights, on the other hand, were not affected, as air traffic controllers in this case are monitored by the center in Karlsruhe.
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German Air Traffic Control (DSF), on the other hand, does not report any information about restricted air traffic on its social media channels, nor on its own homepage. Frankfurt Airport also did not share any information about the problems after June 29. It is therefore unclear whether everything is running smoothly again in the meantime.