Gatwick Airport hit by global computer system crash - is YOUR flight affected?

Problems have been reported in Charles de Gaulle Paris London Gatwick and New York

PLANE passengers at a more than 100 global airports are suffering major disruptions after computer check-in systems crashed.

Airports around the globe experienced major technical problems Thursday after software operator Amadeus suffered a "network issue," according to CNN.

A spokesperson for Royal Dutch Airlines said 24 flights had been delayed from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands as of 1302 UTC due to Amadeus outages.

"A small number of airlines are now experiencing intermittent issues with their check-in systems at airports around the world - including at Heathrow", a spokeswoman said.

At Heathrow, the issue is impacting some airlines at Terminals 2,3 and 4, though passengers are still able to check-in for flights.

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It is understood the problem is affecting Amadeus Alter software which is used by more than 100 airlines around the world. "As far as we know, there are now no delays or affected flights".

Qantas is believed to be one of the airlines affected, however Virgin Australia is not. A problem with Delta's system grounded flights across the world in January, while a problem with the British Airways system caused thousands of cancellations in May.

In response to the BBC, Amadeus explained that a "network issue" caused the disruption. British Airways CEO and Chairman Alex Cruz apologized to inconvenienced passengers.

"This was a worldwide failure (of the Amadeus system)".

The Telegraph reported that London's Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Zurich, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC's Reagan Airport were among the affected.

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