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20 Dec 2018 | 10:06 AM UTC

UK: Flight disruptions at Gatwick Airport continue into Dec. 20 /update 2

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Delays and cancelations to affect flight schedule at Gatwick International Airport on December 20; disruptions expected to persist until 12:00 (local time)

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

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Delays and cancelations continue to affect flights to and from London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) as of 11:00 (local time) on Thursday, December 20, following reports of unidentified drones flying near the airfield. The airport is expected to remain closed until 12:00 on December 20. The airport has advised travelers with flights schedules on Thursday to confirm the status of their flight prior to their departure for the airport, as residual disruptions could persist. Airport authorities are reportedly working with police to investigate the incident. Several arriving flights have been diverted to other regional airports, including Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Stansted Airport (STN).


The runway at LGW was closed after two drones were spotted over the airfield at LGW at 21:03. The drones have reportedly been sighted near the airport multiple times since the initial incident.


Individuals flying through London, particularly LGW, are advised to monitor the situation, confirm the status of their flight, and anticipate flight disruptions.


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