Gatwick Airport has resumed all flights after an ”air visitors management techniques situation” triggered the airport to close for 2 hours. 

After the difficulty compelled Britain’s second-busiest airport to floor all flights, Gatwick finally introduced on Twitter: “Following an earlier air visitors management techniques situation, flights to and from Gatwick have now resumed. If you’re travelling this night, please examine the standing of your flight together with your airline earlier than travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations.”

Within the midst of the difficulty, which associated to the management tower and which lasted roughly two hours, flights have been cancelled, delayed or diverted to different airports, prompting complaints on social media and lengthy queues. 

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Up to now, 28 flights have reportedly been cancelled, with 26 flights diverted to different airports. 

Regardless of the difficulty now being resolved, passengers are persevering with to see delays and cancellations, with the airport warning that they might proceed into the evening. 

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On Twitter, easyJet passengers have shared photographs of the chaotic aftermath within the London airport. Nonetheless, the airline has warned passengers they won’t obtain money compensation because the disruption “is past our management and is taken into account a unprecedented circumstance”.

In line with Gatwick, it’s “aiming to function a full schedule of flights tomorrow”. 

The disruption comes after the airport was closed for 33 hours in December because of unauthorised drone exercise. 

Catch-up on occasions as they occurred under

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Gatwick resumes exercise after ‘air visitors management techniques situation’ closes airport for almost two hours 
Airport asks passengers to examine with their respective airways for probably the most up-to-date data relating to flight statuses 
Passengers proceed to complain of flight delays, cancellations, and incorrect data, regardless of the difficulty being resolved

Present newest replace

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Within the airport’s newest replace on Twitter, it confirmed that every one flights “stay suspended”.  The airport additionally inspired all passengers resulting from fly this night to examine their flight standing earlier than travelling to the airport.  

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On Gatwick’s web site, some flights are displaying as diverted to different airports, whereas others have been cancelled.     

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Passengers have taken to social media to complain concerning the delays, with some individuals stranded in grounded planes for greater than an hour.  

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As of seven.15pm UK time, there are studies that planes have begun to taxi on the London airport.   

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Flights to and from Gatwick have now resumed following the air visitors management techniques situation, the airport mentioned on Twitter.  

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For individuals who have skilled flight cancellations or delays, you possibly can learn our helpful information relating to passenger rights under. Your rights when a flight goes wrongThe IndependentThe guidelines for cancellations, overbooking and flight delays are tangled. This information ought to make you conscious of your entitlements, even when the airline fails to take action

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You possibly can learn extra concerning the Gatwick closure and the following chaos at Britain’s second-busiest airport under. 

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On Gatwick’s web site, an up to date discover informs passengers that flights have now resumed.  The airport additionally apologised for the inconvenience attributable to the two-hour shutdown, writing: “We want to apologise for any disruption to your journey this night.”

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Regardless of resuming exercise, some passengers are nonetheless reporting flight cancellations as the autumn out of the closure continues.  

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In line with some passengers, flight departure boards in Gatwick are nonetheless relaying incorrect data.  The airport has requested that passengers contact their airways for up-to-date data relating to flight statuses.  

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Delays and cancellations are persevering with to trigger points at Gatwick, with one passenger sharing a photograph of the group assembled after Easyjet reportedly advised passengers “to go residence or e book three-star inns, then change onto new flights”.  

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A photograph shared on Twitter reveals what seems to be extreme crowding at Gatwick airport, regardless of the difficulty being resolved.  

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In its newest replace shared to Twitter, Gatwick airport has reconfirmed flights have resumed however warned passengers they might proceed to see cancellations and delays as “we transfer again into full operations”. In line with the airport, they’re aiming to “function a full schedule of flights tomorrow”. 

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Up to now, 28 flights have been cancelled, with 26 flights diverted to different airports.  The airport has requested that passengers proceed to examine the standing of their flights with their respective airways. 

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Passenger photographs from inside Gatwick proceed to indicate the chaos triggered because of the almost two-hour shutdown.  

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