Air traffic problem at Schiphol causes delays, cancellations

By MIKE CORDER Markets Associated Press

Dozens of flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport were delayed or cancelled Tuesday because of a technical problem with air traffic control systems.

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Schiphol said that the problem was resolved by late afternoon, but passengers could still face delays into the evening.

KLM, in a tweet, called the problem a "major disruption" and said it cancelled 25 European return flights.

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands said in a statement shortly before 5 p.m. (1600 GMT; 11 a.m. EST) that its systems had been successfully restarted but added that it would take time before the system was working at full capacity again.