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Airport queues avoided during strike

Immigration officers at Heathrow and Gatwick walk out over proposed changes to their pensions. The government say the strike's ineffective.

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Gatwick statement

“We are continuing to experience a power outage affecting some operational systems in the South Terminal. Unfortunately this has resulted in some delays for passengers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are working hard to fix the problem and have contingencies in place to minimise disruption. We advise all passengers to confirm the status of their flight with the airline and to check in at the terminal they are scheduled to fly from.”

– Grant Payne, Media Relations Executive

Gatwick passenger claims flight takes off without her

The power cut at Gatwick carried on into the afternoon, with some passengers praising the efforts of staff, while others were more critical.


After being told to stay in the departures lounge, the flight has taken off... WITHOUT ME @gatwick_airport @ryanair I AM NOT HAPPY


No announcements no apologies no change to the boards in half an hour! #gatwick airport north terminal


Gatwick passengers told to keep checking in as usual


Gatwick Train Station is operating as normal and isn't affected by the power outage in South Terminal.


Our staff are out and about helping passengers get on their way. Please let us know if we can help you through airport.


All passengers should continue to check-in as normal at the terminal they are due to depart from.


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