Radar trouble halted flights

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Airline traffic was getting back to normal on Friday afternoon after radar trouble severely disrupted it Friday morning, forcing the shutdown of all airspace over Western Norway.

Flight delays were down to around 10 minutes by mid-afternoon on Friday and mostly eliminated by the end of the workday. “We found the error and worked on it,” Erik Lødding, communications chief for Avinor Flysikring, told state broadcaster NRK.

Air traffic was suspended from the airport at Sola (Stavanger) in the south and north to Flesland (Bergen) and Florø. The radar trouble also caused problems for helicopter traffic, which experienced delays of around an hour.

All flights from Bergen were grounded Friday morning for nearly an hour before they could begin gradually taking off with much more space between flights than normal.

newsinenglish.no staff