Ryanair calls for ATC provider boss to resign

Ryanair has called on the boss of the UK’s largest air traffic control provider to step down following 82 cancellations at Gatwick Airport this week.

National Air Traffic Services imposed caps on the number of flights leaving the airport due to staff shortage.

In a statement, Ryanair said it was “unacceptable” that airlines had been asked to cancel flights as a result of “Nats’ failure to adequately staff” air traffic control.

However, Nats argued that flight caps were “the responsible thing to do” to reduce disruption.