UPDATE: Radar issue which disrupted air traffic in southern Norway resolved

Frazer Norwell
Frazer Norwell - [email protected] • 6 Mar, 2023 Updated Mon 6 Mar 2023 15:59 CEST
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Air travel in southern Norway is heavily disrupted due to radar issues. Pictured is an airplane. Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

An issue with radar technology which disrupted air traffic in southern Norway on Monday has been resolved, Avinor has said. Flights from affected airports will return to normal.


Avinor, the operator of Norway's airports has said that an issue affecting its radars in airports in southern Norway has been resolved. 

"Traffic will gradually resume after the technical fault in the traffic monitoring systems has been found and the fault resolved. Traffic will gradually return to normal. We are pleased that this has now been resolved and we apologise to anyone affected by delays today," Avinor wrote on its website shortly after 3pm

At around 10am on Monday morning, the radar systems that control the airspace over southern Norway encountered issues. All outbound flights from Oslo Gardermoen and Stavanger Airport Sola were temporarily halted. 

At around 10:40am, Stavanger Airport Sola said parts of its radar system were operational again. However, the airport would only be able to run at 50 percent capacity until 2pm. Bergen Airport Felsland also announced that air traffic was operating at reduced capacity. 


The problems at the affected airports were caused by the NATCOM NATC system being affected by issues. Planes in the air during the outage were guided via back-up systems. 



Frazer Norwell 2023/03/06 15:59

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