A photojournalist has been arrested by police after using a drone near Gatwick Airport. Eddie Mitchell - approved by the CAA to commercially operate small unmanned aircraft - was held for hours.
Gospel singers from the region have created a new world record by staging the highest ever carol concert thousands of feet in the air. It was on a plane from Gatwick to Geneva and was rsising money for the charity Unicef. Mike Pearse watched the fun.
NATS has confirmed that a technical problem has been reported at Swanwick air traffic control centre. All London airspace has been closed.
'"We apologise for any delays and our incident response team has been mobilised. Every possible action is being taken to assist in resolving the situation and to confirm the details."
Gatwick Airport train station is to get a major upgrade. A redesign costing £120.5m will 'transform the station and passenger experience'. Work is scheduled to start in 2017 and complete in 2020. Passengers will experience a seamless transition' between the airport and the new station.
The concourse area will double in size, to reduce congestion and improve the passenger experience; more escalators and lifts will improve access to all platforms; and passengers will be provided with clear, concise information.
The improvements will see the rail station manage the expected growth in air passengers using the single runway airport, with demand at the station set to increase by five million to 20 million rail passengers a year by 2025.
Plans for hundreds of new carriages on Gatwick Express and Thameslink routes have been welcomed by Rail Minister Claire Perry, following more than £300 million of investment by the rail industry.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has today agreed a £145 million order for 108 new carriages to replace the existing Gatwick Express fleet. The new carriages will be built in the UK by Derby-based Bombardier and are due to enter service in 2016.
In a further boost for passengers, GTR and Southern Railways has also confirmed that 116 new carriages will start to roll out on the Thameslink route between Bedford and Brighton from December. The carriages were ordered from manufacturer Bombardier last year and are due to replace the existing stock from May 2015 until the Siemens-built Thameslink trains enter service.
Once this fleet is operational, it will free up existing electric carriages to be released onto newly-electrified routes, creating additional capacity for passengers.
Last month was the busiest September at Gatwick since records began.
Over 3.8 million passengers used the airport - an increase of 7.7% on last year. The number of people flying from Gatwick has grown for the past 19 months in a row.
“easyJet can confirm that the Captain of flight EZY7215 from Liverpool to Naples took the decision to divert to London Gatwick Airport as a precaution due to a technical issue which resulted in smoke in the flight deck.
“The flight diverted to London Gatwick in line with our standard operating procedures. The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services as a routine and precautionary measure. Once at its stand all passengers remained calm and disembarked normally.
“The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.
“The passengers will continue their journey to Naples on a replacement aircraft.
“easyJet would like to thank passengers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. The Airbus A320 had 157 passengers and 6 crew on-board."
A new budget airline is offering cheaper flights from our region to the United States. It's claimed Norwegian Airlines wants to use a loophole to employ cheap labour for new flights from Gatwick Airport to New York, Los Angeles and Florida.
But, with taxes and extras, it might not be as cheap as it says. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse caught the inaugural flight to New York and sends this report.
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.