Plans for a second runway at Gatwick costing £5-9 billion were put forward by bosses of the West Sussex airport today.
Around 1,500 passengers were diverted away from Gatwick Airport overnight, because of a combination of fog and maintenance work.
Immigration officers at Heathrow and Gatwick walk out over proposed changes to their pensions. The government say the strike's ineffective.
All easyJet flights will operate from North Terminal for today only. The easyJet operation will be back to normal as from tomorrow.
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“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.”
The power cut at Gatwick carried on into the afternoon, with some passengers praising the efforts of staff, while others were more critical.
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.
Passengers arriving at Gatwick airport are unable to get off a plane while a powercut causes disruption at the south terminal.
Update from Gatwick South: departure display screens now back on... showing the wrong information! It's like a comedy of errors over here.
@easyjet whats with the insane queues at Gatwick?
You can add rain to the list of things that @gatwick_airport can't handle. Stuck in plane with airport flooded and no power. Fun.