Departures from Prague Airport were temporarily halted due to air-traffic system failure

The cause of the disruption is not known; but operations were restored after about half and hour.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 15.06.2022 14:05:00 (updated on 15.06.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

The traffic control system at Václav Havel Airport Prague unexpectedly went out of service, and some flights are now delayed. All departures were stopped for about 25 minutes, and only arrivals that were already heading to Prague were allowed.

Prague Airport, the company that operates the airport, reported the issue on Twitter at 1:05 pm. They said that the cause of the outage was not known. The airport operator is working to resolve the situation with Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ŘLP ČR), the state company responsible for handling air traffic.

There was no problem with check-in at the airport. “Passengers are checked in according to the airport in the standard way,” Prague Airport said on Twitter.

They then tweeted that some service had been restored. “At this point, the flight handling process is not limited. However, flights may be delayed,” Prague Airport said at 1:32 pm.

ŘLP ČR at 1:30 pm said over Twitter that the service was starting for takeoffs and landings in a limited capacity.

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Switzerland faced a similar situation this morning, according to news reports. The cause there was a hardware problem in the IT network. Authorities in Switzerland ruled out the possibility of a cyberattack.

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