Flights to Paris delayed by more than two hours at Leeds Bradford Airport after computer glitch in France

Passengers flying from Leeds Bradford Airport are suffering disruption today after a computer breakdown briefly impacted all air traffic in France.

Sunday, 1st September 2019, 4:22 pm
Picture: Tony Johnson

Flights are now gradually resuming after a spokesman for the civil aviation authority DGAC said the automatic flight plan system broke down this morning and the reason is being investigated.

The 1pm flight from Leeds Bradford has an estimated take-off of 3.45pm.

Other flights also appear to have been slightly delayed, but it is not clear whether that is related to the issues in France.

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The spokesman said the problem had "no impact on flight security" and was fixed before midday.

However, it temporarily halted all air traffic throughout French territory and airports are still seeing residual delays.

That includes Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, among Europe's busiest, where dozens of flights are running late.