Geneva's airspace was cut in half after an interruption due to thunderstorms

Geneva's airspace was cut in half after an interruption due to thunderstorms

Air traffic control capacity in the Geneva region (western Switzerland) was halved early on Wednesday, June 26 due to a malfunction caused by severe storms, Skyguide, the company responsible for air traffic control, announced.

“At the moment, capacity has been reduced by 50% in the Geneva region. The situation is being monitored and evaluated continuously.”Skyguide confirmed in a press release issued early Wednesday.

“After a flood occurred in the basement of the Swiss Air Traffic Control Center in Geneva, the cooling system was able to return to operation after about two hours. The risk of overheating of the air traffic control systems was thus avoided.“, explains a press release issued overnight.

Skyguide did not say when the situation might return to normal. Geneva Airport, which is cut off at night and resumes at 6 a.m., asked passengers to check if their flight was affected before heading to the airport, in a message on X.

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