Hundreds of passengers at Gatwick Airport have been left without their luggage after delays and cancellations after a power outage in its north terminal.
One passenger waiting to get his bags back after an earlier flight cancellation tweeted this picture.
Some frustrated passengers affected by travel disruption at Gatwick Airport after a partial power failure in its north terminal have taken to Twitter to express their anger.
A passenger whose flight has been cancelled after disruption at Gatwick airport has tweeted this picture of fellow travellers gathered in the terminal.
Gatwick Airport has said that a full service will be in operation today after a power failure in North Terminal caused widespread disruption on Christmas Eve.
We will be operating a full service tomorrow though most flights will be running from the South term. Check with your airline for status.
Thousands of people are understandably very angry at Gatwick, so much so that the airport police had to be called in to calm down the situation.
Perhaps luckily, because of rail disruption, most of those people had arrived by road today and have been able to leave.
However, there are several hundred passengers who are stranded at the airport - their plans for Christmas obviously ruined.
EasyJet says its customer service line will stay open until midnight, after many passengers have been left stranded at Gatwick Airport. A power outage at North Terminal has led to cancellations and delays.
Our Customer Service will be exceptionally open until midnight on 0843 104 5000-Please call to see what can be arranged for you.
The airline has been forced to cancel 38 flights in total today and a number have been delayed.
A spokesperson for Gatwick has told ITV News that police who were on duty at the airport have been helping to assist angry passengers.
They said that 47 services have been cancelled today and that there will be no more flights tonight.
A passenger has tweeted a picture that appears to show a police officer attempting to calm angry people at Gatwick Airport, where a power outage at North Terminal has led to cancellations and delays.
Some passengers at Gatwick Airport are reporting that police officers have taken over some duties at Gatwick in the place of airport and airline staff.
ITV News cannot independently confirm these reports at present.
- Five people have died as a result of poor conditions on the roads or after entering fast-flowing rivers
- Environment Agency has almost 370 flood warnings and alerts in force
- Many trains services have been delayed or cancelled
- Conditions on the roads remain variable with localised flooding
- All flights (except BA) are departing from Gatwick's South Terminal following power outages. Limited train services to and from the airport.