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Just the 40 cancellations at Gatwick today due to lack of NATS staff.
Surely the Government will soon step in on this.
I stand to be corrected but wasn´t there a report broadcast/circulating at the beginning of the pandemic that a number of trainee ATC had their training contracts terminated . At the time it was described as very short sighted and maybe that “chicken has come home to roost”
For a more complete and nuanced explainer of what has being going on in the control tower at LGW:
We are experiencing a little reported Autumnal surge in Covid-19 cases. NATS has, as yet, to provide an explanation of the nature of the current spate of sickness absences but this might not be just a coincidence.