Delays and cancellations because of the technical fault at Palma's control centre. | Miquel A. Cañellas
For four hours this afternoon, Palma airport was only able to operate minimum services because of a fault in the airport control centre. The fault occurred at 13.15 and was not repaired until 17.15 during which time nine flights were cancelled and scores of other flights were delayed. The fault meant that, at first, the airport could only operate at 40 per cent capacity, with just six flights being allowed to take off and land per hour for the four hours the system was down.