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Friday 20 September 2019

Delays at Dublin Airport after all flight operations suspended for a time due to radar failure

Dublin Airport (Niall Carson/PA)
Dublin Airport (Niall Carson/PA)

Gabija Gataveckaite

There are knock-on delays to many flights at Dublin airport this morning after flight operations were suspended for almost an hour this morning.

An issue with the radar system meant no departures were permitted and inbound flights were forced to divert.

The issue with the system has been resolved and it is now ‘back up and running’, according to a Dublin Airport spokesperson.

Intending passengers are urged to check with their airline for an update on the status of their flight.

The airport has said passengers affected by the radar issue will not be charged any extra for parking.

In a statement the IAA said: "The IAA confirms that the outage which resulted in an interruption to service at Dublin airport from 8.20am till 9.35 am this morning has been resolved.

"The cause of the issue was identified by the IAA and a full air traffic control service has been restored.

"The IAA is satisfied that the resulting backlog will be cleared today and passengers are advised to check with their airline for details of departures and arrivals.

"The IAA regrets any disruption to flights at Dublin airport.  Decisions to restrict operations are taken solely to assure the safety of the travelling public and flight crew." 

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