Flights resume at Vienna Airport after technical glitch strands 900

A technical glitch at the Vienna International Airport that brought 63 flights to a standstill has been resolved, authorities said Monday.

Approximately 900 passengers were stranded on Sunday due to a problem transmitting flight plan data between Euro Control and Austrian air traffic control.

Operations were running smoothly again and "we can perform all flights on schedule," Peter Thier, spokesman for the Austrian Airlines, said.

All stranded passengers were given hotel accommodations.

Even Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was impacted by the airport's delays: "Flight to Innsbruck cancelled at short notice. Late but on my way in train," he wrote on Twitter.

Last update: Mon, 29/08/2016 - 12:57
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