A mysterious computer malfunction has forced the Swiss authorities to close the country’s airspace.
The problems that led to the extreme decision were recorded in the air traffic control system that led to the flight ban.
Officials from the Swiss Civil Aviation Authority said only: “The country’s airspace has been closed to air traffic for security reasons following the failure of a computer with Skyguide, the Swiss air traffic control service.”
The statement did not elaborate on the malfunction of the computer system, but said: “We apologize for this incident and its consequences for the customers, partners and passengers of Geneva and Zurich airports and that we are working to find a solution”. The episode aroused resentment among travelers.
“We understand that it is not their fault, agree, but this is a crisis situation and in such cases, you must be prepared and know how to manage the crisis. While those of the airline do not manage anything. “Among other things, you can not find a person here to give concrete information.” said passenger Denis Leonhardt.
Earlier, Geneva airport clarified in a Twitter post that it was suspending all its flights until 11 a.m. due to a computer system failure.
The Swiss news agency ATS-Keystone claimed that international flights to Switzerland were being redirected to Milan.