A FLIGHT due to leave Bournemouth Airport has been cancelled as the as an air traffic control failure means causes havoc in airports across the country. 

Ryanair flight RK1132, which was supposed to leave Bournemouth Airport at 4.30pm on Monday, August 28, was due to fly to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. 

However, this has been cancelled amid a technical issue affecting control systems, according to the National Air Traffic Services (NATS). 

A spokesman for Ryanair said: “Due to another UK ATC failure, Ryanair will be forced to delay/cancel a number of flights to/from the UK on Monday, 28 August. 

“All affected passengers will be notified of their options to change flights (free of charge) to another Ryanair flight or receive a full refund. 

“We sincerely apologise for this UK ATC failure which is beyond Ryanair’s control and is affecting all airlines operating to/from the UK.” 

In a statement, NATS said: “This morning’s technical issue is affecting our ability to automatically process flight plans. 

“Until our engineers have resolved this, flight plans are being input manually which means we cannot process them at the same volume, hence we have applied traffic flow restrictions. 

“Our technical experts are looking at all possible solutions to rectify this as quickly as possible.” 

Flights leaving Bournemouth Airport and destined for abroad remain scheduled for take-off.