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Flights were stopped at Glasgow Airport for a period on Thursday morning due to a lack of staff.

Insufficient numbers of air traffic control personnel were available to work.

Aircraft movements were halted for 30 minutes though the knock-on disruption continued for longer.

The outgoing late morning service to Stornoway was delayed for over two hours.

The National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) said: "Due to late notice staff sickness at Glasgow air traffic control tower this morning, we had no alternative but to stop flights arriving into and out of the airport for a 30-minute period.

"We were working closely with the airport and airlines to ensure any disruption was kept to a minimum, but we apologise for the inconvenience this caused."

Flight delayed by air traffic control shortage


23 November 2017