NATS statement on air traffic during this summer’s Olympic Games.
NATS is committed to a successful Olympics for our customers and for the UK. For us, this means ensuring flights pass through the UK air traffic system safely and as efficiently as possible.
With this goal in mind, we will have implemented new airspace, procedures, operational radar positions, facilitated MOD security airspace measures and communicated to the aviation community the changes they can expect during the Games.
There is, however, still a risk of delay and disruption during the Games. This may be from security incidents, runway over capacity or bad weather (e.g. thunder storms). We continue to work closely with the wider industry and with the Civil Aviation Authority and Government to find the right mechanisms and responses to these issues.