According to Fraport, the entire European airspace is affected by disruptions at German air traffic control (DFS) in Langen near Frankfurt. The airport operator announced on Wednesday that there were also delays in operations and isolated flight cancellations at Frankfurt Airport. Passengers should allow sufficient time for their arrival and be at the check-in desk as early as possible before departure. In addition, it is recommended to check the flight status in advance.
Technical problems at German air traffic control temporarily restricted air traffic over large parts of Germany early on Wednesday morning. The disruption was remedied in the morning, and normal operation should be possible again from 9 a.m., as a spokeswoman for the federal facility said. The reason for the disruption since the early hours of the morning was a software problem in the Langen control center when installing an update. In the meantime it was only possible to fly to a limited extent.
The Center Langen controls the lower airspace in central Germany with important airports such as Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt. The area extends from Kassel to Lake Constance and from the French border to Thuringia. Overflights are not affected because they are monitored by controllers in the Center Karlsruhe.
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