The following flights are affected:
ARRIVALS – CANCELLED:
7.05am – Wizz W95710 from Dalaman | 10.45am – easyJet EZY8306 from Milan Malpensa | 11.20am – easyJet EZY824 from Belfast Intl
7.50am – easyJet EZY823 to Belfast Intl ENQUIRE AIRLINE | 8.05am – easyJet EZY8633 to Hamburg DELAYED until 9.30am | 9.20am – Tui TOM022 to Cancun DELAYED until 10.25am | 10.10am – Wizz W95729 to Istanbul IST DELAYED until 1pm | 10.15am – easyJet EZY8363 to Milan Malpensa DELAYED until 11.35am | 11am – British Airways BA2277 to Las Vegas DELAYED until 12.01pm | 2.10pm – Wizz W95753 to Marrakec h DELAYED until 3.45pm | 2.15pm – easyJet EJU8623 to Berlin DELAYED until 2.45pm | 3.40pm – British Airways BA2632 to Alicante DELAYED until 4.28pm
Why were 42 flights cancelled at Gatwick on Thursday evening?
A shortage of air traffic controllers meant flights at Gatwick Airport were cancelled, delayed or diverted at short notice last night (Thursday, September 14). More than 40 flights were cancelled on Thursday due to staff absence in air traffic control. According to FlightRadar24, hundreds of flights in and out of the airport were delayed. See full story here
Crawley businesses get multi-million-pound contracts from Gatwick
Two Crawley-based companies have been awarded contracts worth a combined £5 million from London Gatwick. London Gatwick Airport appointed BP Installations Ltd, based on Crawley’s Manor Royal trading estate, as the principal contractor. This role includes full site safety management, new electrical installation, new flooring and new information and display signage installations. CCI Gatwick Ltd, also at Manor Royal, will oversee the interior fitout and decorative finishes. Read full story here
Who is London Gatwick's new chair?
The airport has announced that Baroness Margaret Ford of Cunningham (OBE) has been appointed to the role. Read full story here
Gatwick Airport confirms it has RAAC
Gatwick airport has confirmed that it has locations containing the collapse-prone concrete RAAC. You can read their full statement here.
What happens if my package holiday flight from Gatwick is cancelled?
Hundreds of flights were cancelled across the UK after the country’s air traffic control system failed on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28. According to compensation experts at Claims.co.uk, UK Google searches for ‘what happens if my package holiday flight is cancelled’ soared by 809 per cent during the incident. Visit www.claims.co.uk/no-win-no-fee. Read full story here.
Members of the public invited to submit views on plans to bring Northern Runway into routine use
Members of the public, including local residents and other stakeholders, have until 23:59 on October 29, 2023 to register with the Planning Inspectorate and provide a summary of their views on Gatwick’s application to routinely use its existing Northern Runway, alongside its Main Runway.
Those who register will be submitting a ‘Relevant Representation’ to become an ‘Interested Party’. They will be kept informed of progress of the examination and will have the opportunity to provide further representations during the examination phase.
You can read the full story here.
Gatwick Airport kicks-off multi-million pound North Terminal redevelopment
Passengers travelling through London Gatwick’s North Terminal will soon be able to enjoy a host of new features, as its biggest ever transformation gets underway. You can read the full story here.
How do you claim compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled?
Numerous flights to and from Gatwick Airport have been disrupted this week. But what happens if your flight is cancelled? And how can you claim compensation if your flight is affected? Read full story here.
Gatwick's annual financial results
Gatwick Airport recently published its financial results for 2022, and recognising the urgent need to make net zero a reality has accelerated its commitment to be net zero for its own Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, ten years ahead of its previous commitment. You can read a full summary of the results here.
Are rules about taking liquids on planes about to change?
The rules around taking liquids and large electrical items through airport security are set to change by 2024 with the installation of new technology at major airports across the UK.
Over the next two years, most major airports will introduce cutting-edge systems into their security checkpoints, ushering in a new era of improved security and passenger experience when going through departures. You can read more here.
Gatwick tweeted this week: “We are currently trialling this new tech and will meet the deadline of June 2024 to install it across all security lanes. Meanwhile, please continue to follow all existing laptop and liquid rules, unless instructed otherwise by our Security teams.”