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Fog disrupts flights at Heathrow Airport

Some flights have been cancelled Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

Heavy fog in the South is affecting flights in and out of Heathrow Airport today.

There have been some delays and cancellations this morning.

The airport is advising passengers to contact their airline to check the status of their flight before travelling to the airport.

Check Heathrow Airport's live departures page for more information.

REPORT: Communities braced for airspace overhaul

Credit: NATS

Campaigners living near airports in the south say their lives could be made a living hell, if plans to modernise flightpaths are pushed through without consultation.

The aviation industry says there needs to be a major overhaul of the way our airspace is controlled.

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The number of flights from UK airports is expected to grow by fifty percent by twenty-thirty - and Hampshire-based air traffic controllers say the current system can't cope.

Rachel Hepworth reports:

Rachel spoke to Jamie Hutchison, Director of NATS Swanwick, Murray barter from Residents Against Airport Noise in Ascot and Sally Pavey from CAGNE in Warnham near Gatwick

Heathrow runway protesters "should expect jail terms"

A judge has labelled it the 'most serious aggravated trespass' she can imagine, and now 13 climate change protesters who brought Heathrow Airport to a standstill have been warned they're going to jail.

The members of the organisation Plane Stupid blocked a runway for 6 hours last July.

25 flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers were affected.

The group is anti airport expansion and was protesting against potential pollution should a third runway for the site be approved.

Sam Holder reports.


ABTA welcomes Heathrow announcement

ABTA welcomes the Heathrow announcement Credit: ITV

ABTA welcomes today’s announcement by the Airports Commission that Heathrow Airport should be allowed to build a third runway. Increasing airport capacity is essential to the UK’s growth and global competitiveness; we are pleased that this recommendation has been arrived at through fair, transparent, and thorough processes and consultations.

Today’s announcement is the first step towards the delivery of urgently needed capacity at the UK’s hub airport and we now look forward to the Government’s response.

We call on Government to work across party boundaries and create a robust political consensus which will deliver this recommendation for UK businesses and passengers. ABTA will be working with the Government, as well as the opposition front benches to help build consensus.

– Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive
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