Airspace in southern Norway is temporarily closed – major delays to air traffic

Airspace in southern Norway is temporarily closed – major delays to air traffic

– Significant delays are expected. The duration is currently unknown. We encourage all passengers to check the information they receive from their airline. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. This is all the information we have at the moment. We will come back with more information. Avinor writes in a press release.

Avinor's overview suggests that at Oslo Airport, the last flight left at 6 p.m.

NTB spoke to a passenger on a flight that was due to take off from Gardermoen shortly after 6.30pm, but the pilot there said air traffic control was down across the country and the entire system was down.

– Do as usual

All airspace in southern Norway was temporarily closed Thursday morning. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB Photo: NTP

Aviner confirmed to NTB that the error occurred shortly before 6.30 p.m.

– Airspace is now closed across southern Norway due to the Røyken challenges. The airspace is currently closed. We are doing our best to identify the error and reroute traffic. It's too early to say when that will happen, Kathryn Fuglesang Fromholt, communications manager at Aviner, tells NTB.

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Passengers are advised to travel to airports as usual.

– If you don't hear back from your airline, do as usual, says Framholt.

Probably landing

Several aircraft were in the airspace of southern Norway when the message came from Avinor. These flights may be allowed to land, says Austin Scar, operations manager at Bergen Airport Flesland. Bergen Newspaper.

– Even if the airspace is closed, these will be allowed to land normally, Scar says.

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– Then he says no flight will take off until the situation is clarified.

Avinor is responsible for 43 state-owned airports and air traffic control services for civil and military aviation in Norway.

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