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08 Jan 2019 | 07:01 PM UTC

UK: Departures resume at London Heathrow Airport January 8 /update 1

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Officials resume departures at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on January 8 following drone sighting; residual flight disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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Airport officials at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) announced at approximately 18:50 (local time) on Tuesday, January 8, that departures have resumed. Departures had been temporarily suspended following a drone sighting in the area. The Met Police and air traffic controllers are continuing to monitor the airport. Residual flight disruptions are possible in the coming hours.


Travelers flying to or from LHR are advised to confirm the status of their flights and anticipate continuing flight disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations).


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