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Gatwick Airport: Some flights diverted to other airports

Gatwick Airport officials have said that some flights have been diverted to other airports following an oil spillage on a runway.

From 11:38am today flights recommenced arrivals and departures from Gatwick Airport.

A runway closure has caused some arriving flights to be diverted to a range of other airports in the area and there will be delays to some departing flights as a result.

Friends and family waiting for passengers should contact the relevant airline for the latest information‘

– Gatwick Airport spokesperson

Gatwick Airport runway to 'reopen shortly' after oil spill

Officials at Gatwick Airport have confirmed a closed runway will "reopen shortly".

The runway has been closed temporarily since 10.15am due to an oil spillage on the runway, but will reopen shortly.

Some flights have been diverted to a range of other airports in the area and there will be delays to some departing flights.

Friends and family waiting for passengers should contact the relevant airline for the latest information.

– Gatwick Airport spokesperson

Runway at Gatwick closed to all flights because of spillage

Runway at Gatwick closed to all flights because of spillage. Credit: PA

The runway at Gatwick has been closed to all flights because of a spillage, a spokesman for the airport said.

No flights have been able to land or take off at the West Sussex airport since around 10.30am.

An airport spokesman said a number of incoming flights have been forced to remain in the air and the "priority" will be to allow them to land as soon as safety checks have taken place on the runway.

The cause of the spillage has not been confirmed.

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