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Some flights to and from the United Kingdom are going through delays and cancellations due to troubles affecting French airspace.

British Airways stated flights heading to, or passing over, France and Spain have been affected.

EasyJet stated it has been forced to cancel a hundred and eighty flights out of just about 2,000 scheduled to take off on Sunday.

The French aviation regulator stated a "computer failure" had affected manage centres at approximately 01:30 BST on Sunday, but the issue had now been resolved.

In a statement posted on Twitter, it brought that delays "ought to be decreased gradually".

National Air Traffic Services (Nats) said it does not know how many flights had been affected but it's far running with airlines in the UK to try to minimise disruption.

It brought that French government have been allowing greater flights to go into the country's airspace on Sunday afternoon to attempt to restriction knock-on delays.

Gatwick Airport said passengers have to test with airlines on the status of their flights earlier than heading to the airport by easyJet Flight Status Online .

EasyJet said it had contacted affected passengers without delay and given the choice of shifting their flight without spending a dime or receiving a refund, it stated.

The airline introduced it became seeing extensive delays and endorsed all its passengers, regardless of their destination, take a look at the fame of their flight the usage of its online "flight tracker" tool for real time information before going to the airport.

British Airways also urged customers to test the status in their flights online.

The airline said an air site visitors manipulate "outage" in France had hit flights going thru both French and Spanish airspace.

Some passengers have advised the BBC their British Airways flights had been cancelled.

The airline stated it would not release any cancellation figures but brought any affected clients had been notified immediately.

It said it might provide flexible rebooking alternatives for anyone who wants to trade their dates of travel because of the disruption.

Ryanair advised customers on its internet site there were a "severe French ATC [air traffic control] equipment failure" early on Sunday morning.

It stated delays of "up to 3 hours are being suffered".

"This seems to be a few sort of malfunction which has greatly decreased the float rate [of flights] so there's reviews of pilots in Lisbon, for example, looking to get to the UK telling passengers we can be five hours late."

He said affected passengers will no longer be eligible for compensation, explaining: "It's now not the airlines' fault."

But he said the airways have a strict responsibility of care, which means they have to offer meals and if necessary accommodation to passengers.

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