The Environment Agency says it's made a temporary repair to flood defences at Shoreham Airport, which are holding. The airport is expected to re-open today. But many businesses have been affected and it will take some time for the area to get back to normal.
The Airport management have been working closely with the Adur and Worthing and Brighton and Hove Councils and other major stakeholders in Shoreham including Shoreham Port, Ricardo’s and Northbrook College to secure the funding for new Tidal Walls for the River Adur through the Brighton City Deals initiative."
– Ric Belfield, General Manager, Brighton Shoreham Airport
The UKs oldest airport is now home to the South's newest airline.
Brighton City Airways has launched a new flight to Paris - the first international destination from Shoreham. Charlotte Wilkins was on the first flight to the French capital. She also spoke to Tony Realff, BCA manager.
Daily flights from the renamed Brighton Shoreham Airport to Paris have begun.
The airline Brighton City Airways says the journeys should take just one hour but this morning's maiden flight was disrupted because of a technical fault on the 19 seater aircraft. A plane had to be flown in from elsewhere meaning a two hour delay.
Instructor Sophie Davies is returning to the air with student Zain Philbey after they both survived a plane crash at Shoreham Airport at the weekend. The pair were coming into land when they lost power. Sophie glided the plane safely down and engineers are investigating why the engine lost power.