Computer failure grounds all flights at Geneva, Zurich airports


Swiss and EasyJet airlines are seen parked due to flight interruption at Geneva Airport. AFP

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All flights to and from the international airports in Geneva and Zurich were grounded on Wednesday due to a computer failure with the air-traffic control system, authorities and news reports said.

In a tweet, the Geneva airport said all flights were suspended until 11am local time (0900 GMT). The ATS-Keystone news agency said flights at Zurich’s airport were also affected.


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It did not give any details about the computer crash, but said it “regrets this incident and its consequences for the clients, partners and passengers of Geneva and Zurich airports and is working flat out to find a solution.”

Earlier, Geneva’s airport said in a tweet that it was grounding all of its flights until 11 am (0900 GMT) because of the computer failure.

The Swiss news agency ATS-Keystone said international flights to Switzerland were being re-routed to Milan.



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