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Gatwick statement as power outage causes delays

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


The power outage is expected to cause delays

New developments for aviation in the South

New runways must be built, that is the message tonight from the man in charge of airport expansion. Sir Howard Davies said developing Heathrow or Gatwick, and a new airport in the Thames Estuary, is firmly on the agenda.

Campaigners living beneath the flightpath say extra planes and more flights will be unbearable and nothing short of an environmental disaster. The final decision will be made at the end of the year. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

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