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Ryanair cancelled more than 500 flights due to ATC shortages and industrial action.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Traffic at Ryanair grew 5 per cent in August, with the airline carrying 13.3 million passengers as it grappled with flight cancellations and industria(...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A British MP has called for bonuses to be “stripped” from the chief of air traffic control after an unprecedented systems failure at the UK’s national(...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after  dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A system failure affecting air traffic control workstations was to blame for disruption to thousands of passengers coming in and out of Britain’s big(...)

“Typically when an aircraft can’t land it is put into a holding stack where it flies in an oval pattern until it can land”

Necessity was the mother of innovation in the case of the Irish Aviation Authority’s (IAA) environmentally friendly air traffic management system Poin(...)

Passengers at   Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish flights appear have returned to normal today after technical problems with UK air traffic control, which caused major delays, were rectified las(...)