Frankfurt Airport: Lufthansa canceled 22 connections due to software breakdown in air traffic control

Frankfurt Airport: Lufthansa canceled 22 connections due to software breakdown in air traffic control

March 25, 2019 0 By admin

The software problems at the German air traffic control affect the travel traffic. At Frankfurt Airport alone, 35 flights will be canceled on Monday, 22 of them at Lufthansa.


Lufthansa counter at Frankfurt Airport

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Lufthansa counter at Frankfurt Airport

Because of software problems at the German air traffic control (DFS) Lufthansa wants to cancel 22 flights on Monday at the Frankfurt airport. This was confirmed by a spokeswoman. The company had already announced on Sunday evening that alone at Lufthansa at Germany’s largest airport a total of 2000 passengers were affected. According to data from the airport operator Fraport, 35 flights are scheduled to be canceled on Monday with almost 1400 aircraft movements scheduled.

A software problem with air traffic controllers has been restricting aviation traffic over many parts of Germany for days. As DFS says, experts are trying to “put alternative software into operation” on the night of Wednesday, March 27, on Thursday, March 28. The safety of aviation was not affected.

Already since Wednesday evening the federal owned enterprise reduces the volume of traffic for the air space, which is controlled from Langen with Frankfurt, by a quarter. The software concerned provides the pilots with all data relevant to the flight history of each flight, according to earlier DFS specifications. These are, for example, type of aircraft, route and expected fly-by time.

The other security systems would be fully available and the other air traffic control centers would not be affected for other airspace.

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