Gatwick was forced to post its flight information on whiteboards today after an IT glitch meant its digital screens failed.
This tiny whiteboard is the only departures information in Gatwick Airport right now; every screen is offline. Utter chaos. This is a signature flourish at the end of a short trip that’s been full of reminders of how badly the UK’s infrastructure is crumbling. pic.twitter.com/6r7CDVheLf
— Rob Fahey (@robfahey) August 20, 2018
The UK’s second busiest airport said there were no flight delays linked to the issue, although a handful of people had missed flights.
“Due to an ongoing issue with Vodafone (VOD.L) – a provider of IT services for Gatwick – flight information is not being displayed correctly on the airport’s digital screens and is currently being displayed manually in the terminals,” the airport said in a statement.
“Gatwick would like to apologise to any passengers affected and expects Vodafone to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” the statement added.