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Passengers report flooding at Gatwick Airport


Just back from Croatia and stuck on plane due to flooding and power cut at Gatwick (@ London @gatwick_airport (LGW))


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.

'Angry customers, no boards and gates' at Gatwick


Oh black out and power cut at work. Nice one Gatwick Airport, angry customers, no boards and gates! ?


Trapped in the departure lounge of @gatwick_airport. The rain in Gatwick stays mostly in the local Power Plant... #henryhiggins


Passengers claim 'chaos' and 'bedlam' at Gatwick


Chaos at Gatwick. Water got into the electrics, power out and no flights going anywhere. Announcements via megaphone and a whiteboard!


Complete bedlam at Gatwick, almost all systems down and those that are up show the wrong info

Gatwick passengers told to expect delays after power cut

We are currently experiencing a power outage affecting some operational systems in the South Terminal. Unfortunately this is causing some delays for passengers and we apologise for any inconvenience this is causing.

We are working to fix the problem and looking at what contingencies we can put in place in the meantime to minimise disruption.

We advise all passengers scheduled to fly out of the South Terminal today to check the status of the flight with their airline first and check the flight information on our website.

We are also advising passengers to expect some delays.

– Gatwick Statement

Power cut at Gatwick Airport affects check-in, baggage and departures


We have a power outage in South Terminal. Staff are currently assisting passengers and we are working to get this resolved.


The power outage is affecting South Terminal check-in, baggage and some parts of the departure lounge.


Please go to our Gatwick website for more information on the power outage in South Terminal.


London flights disrupted by foggy airports

Air passengers are facing delays and cancellations today because of fog. Poor visibility led to disruption at Heathrow, London City and Gatwick airports, with British Airways among airlines affected. BA had to cancel seven flights at Heathrow.

There's been fog this morning and there has been some disruption to flights at Heathrow, London City and Gatwick.

– British Airways

easyJet apologise for systems crash


There are technical issues affecting our website&check-in systems. We’re resolving this&will update ASAP. Apologies for the inconvenience


We're still experiencing issues affecting our booking and check-in systems both on web & mobile.We’re are working to resolve this ASAP(1/2)

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