- The airports of Zurich and Geneva can take off and land again from 8.30 am.
- The airspace was previously closed for hours due to a technical fault with the Swiss air traffic control network Skyguide.
Skyguide announced that Swiss airspace was closed to traffic early in the morning for security reasons.
Flights were also not possible. Airplanes on their way to Switzerland had to change to other airports. In Switzerland, it was Basel, which is subject to French air traffic control.
Only a few take-offs and landings at Euroairport
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The Skyguide IT vulnerability also affected Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse traffic on French territory.
Only a few take-offs and landings could be made in the morning, the airport’s communications department said at the request of the Keystone-SDA news agency. In addition, two Swiss long-haul flights were redirected to Basel-Mulhouse at 8.30 am.
Swiss flights have been diverted to airports in neighboring countries
According to the statement, long-haul flights arriving from Switzerland have been diverted to airports in neighboring countries, including Lyon, Milan and Vienna.
According to Portal Flight Radar, for example, a Swiss flight from Dubai landed at Milan airport this morning, as did the flight from Johannesburg.
Despite the closed airspace, the Zurich airport was open, a spokeswoman said on request. The check-in took place, but boarding was held.
Legend: Airplanes remain on the ground in Zurich, but briefing is underway. SRF
Legend: It is currently unclear how many flights are affected by the IT outage. SRF
Caption: Wait and see, is now the order of the day at Zurich airport. SRF
Caption: An unusual sight: not a single plane is currently visible above Dübendorf. SRF
Skyguide deplores the incident and its consequences for its customers and partners, as well as passengers at two domestic airports, according to a statement.