There's a security clampdown at airports tonight - after a new terror alert, issued by the Government of the United States of America. There are fears that al-Qaeda groups are targetting the aviation industry once again.
The alert came on the day new low-cost routes were introduced from Gatwick - to the United States. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
The first new low cost airline for 40 years to fly from the the UK to the United States is taking off today from Gatwick.
Norwegian will fly the new Dreamliner to New York, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles from as little as £150.
But unions claim the airline want to use cheap labour from South Asia and have concerns over safety, which the airline deny.
"Gatwick would like to apologise for the longer than usual wait for bags some passengers have experienced this weekend. We are working closely with the ground handling teams at Gatwick, who are employed directly by our airlines, to improve delivery speed and service levels."
Arriving bags are taking longer that usual to reach passengers. We apologise for the wait. We are working with @swissportuk to ease delays
A campaign group's been set up in opposition to plans to build a second runway at Gatwick.
The "Gatwick Coordination Group" has been organised by five local MPs. The runway proposals have been shortlisted by a committee looking at Britain's airport capacity.
ITV Meridian spoke to MP for Reigate, Crispin Blunt.
Gatwick Airport says it will be "road and rail ready" for a 2nd runway by 2021 with no additional cost to the taxpayer.
Officials from Heathrow and Gatwick have been trying to persuade the government's Airport Commission they will have the best infrastructure to cope with extra travellers.
It's claimed new Gatwick Express trains will double rail capacity by 2016 and improvements will be made to the M23 and M25. Heathrow wants to treble rail capacity to 15 thousand seats an hour by 2030.
An exhibition to explain proposals for a second runway at Gatwick will be held today, the final one in a series.
It's due to be held in Copthorne.
More than six thousand people have attended sixteen events. The plans would make the airport as large as Heathrow.
London Gatwick has issued a statement to the report: “Gatwick welcomes the Transport Select Committee’s report and fully accepts its recommendations.
"Following the events of Christmas Eve, Gatwick set aside a £30 million resilience fund and immediately began projects to strengthen flood defences.
"In partnership with its airlines, extensive work has already been undertaken to improve contingency plans and passenger welfare in times of disruption.
"It is now important to focus on the future and today’s report coupled with David McMillan’s accepted recommendations will help ensure the entire airport community makes the improvements required.”