Airport Meltdown: Gatwick Re-Opens But For How Long?

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Who would have thought that one little drone could spoil thousands of holidays, but this is the predicament right now in Gatwick, with thousands of passengers stranded after their departure was cancelled

Just minutes ago, the airport has opened with 700 flights due out today, but the drone operator remains elusive.

The concern is that yesterday, every time Gatwick tried to reopen the runway, the drones reappeared-

Gatwick’s COO says”additional mitigating measures to protect against drones… have given him the confidence to re-start flights”. Only time will tell if Gatwick will remain open all day.”

The Good News?

Anyone due to travel on Friday can change their flight without penalty see this page on

They say: “We are offering customers due to travel on Friday 21 December to or from London Gatwick a range of rebook and refund options.

Please log in to your booking for the latest information and options on your flights. If your flight has been cancelled, you will be able to choose an alternative flight or claim a refund.

If your flight still shows as operating and you’d like to change your travel plans, please contact us.”

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