There are only two anticipated delayed departures today. They are:
12.50pm – EasyJet EZY8059 to Barcelona, DELAYED to 1.20pm
8.15pm – Wizz Air W65010 to Kraow, DELAYED to 9.05pm
So far, no cancellations or delays are expected on arriving flights.
The news comes as problems at Gatwick continue, with 51 flights affected by problems yesterday, and amidst news that flights to and from Gatwick Airport have been capped at 800 a day until tomorrow (Sunday, October 1).
Why has Gatwick restricted flights this week?
London Gatwick has implemented a temporary limit on daily flight movements to prevent delays and last-minute cancellations for passengers. The West Sussex airport said a total of 164 cancellations will be shared proportionately between individual airlines until Sunday, but easyJet passengers are expected to be the most affected due the airline operating under half of its flights from Gatwick. The decision was made alongside NATS, who run the London Gatwick air traffic control tower. The daily cap will prevent last-minute cancellations and delays for passengers while NATS work through challenges driven by sickness and staffing constraints. You can read the full story here.
Why were so many flights to Italy disrupted to and from Gatwick?
Several flights to Italy were cancelled or delayed on Friday (29 September) as ground crew and airport workers across the country held a 24-hour strike.
According to Crisis24, easyJet flight attendants also walked off the job from 1pm to 5pm yesterday (Friday, September 29). Read the full story here.
Crawley businesses get multi-million-pound contracts from Gatwick
Two Crawley-based companies have been awarded contracts worth a combined £5 million from London Gatwick. London Gatwick Airport appointed BP Installations Ltd, based on Crawley’s Manor Royal trading estate, as the principal contractor. This role includes full site safety management, new electrical installation, new flooring and new information and display signage installations. CCI Gatwick Ltd, also at Manor Royal, will oversee the interior fitout and decorative finishes. Read full story here
Who is London Gatwick's new chair?
The airport has announced that Baroness Margaret Ford of Cunningham (OBE) has been appointed to the role. Read full story here
Gatwick Airport confirms it has RAAC
Gatwick airport has confirmed that it has locations containing the collapse-prone concrete RAAC. You can read their full statement here.
What happens if my package holiday flight from Gatwick is cancelled?
Hundreds of flights were cancelled across the UK after the country’s air traffic control system failed on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28. According to compensation experts at Claims.co.uk, UK Google searches for ‘what happens if my package holiday flight is cancelled’ soared by 809 per cent during the incident. Visit www.claims.co.uk/no-win-no-fee. Read full story here.
Members of the public invited to submit views on plans to bring Northern Runway into routine use
Members of the public, including local residents and other stakeholders, have until 23:59 on October 29, 2023 to register with the Planning Inspectorate and provide a summary of their views on Gatwick’s application to routinely use its existing Northern Runway, alongside its Main Runway.
Those who register will be submitting a ‘Relevant Representation’ to become an ‘Interested Party’. They will be kept informed of progress of the examination and will have the opportunity to provide further representations during the examination phase.
You can read the full story here.
Gatwick Airport kicks-off multi-million pound North Terminal redevelopment
Passengers travelling through London Gatwick’s North Terminal will soon be able to enjoy a host of new features, as its biggest ever transformation gets underway. You can read the full story here.
How do you claim compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled?
Numerous flights to and from Gatwick Airport have been disrupted this week. But what happens if your flight is cancelled? And how can you claim compensation if your flight is affected? Read full story here.
Gatwick's annual financial results
Gatwick Airport recently published its financial results for 2022, and recognising the urgent need to make net zero a reality has accelerated its commitment to be net zero for its own Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, ten years ahead of its previous commitment. You can read a full summary of the results here.
Are rules about taking liquids on planes about to change?
The rules around taking liquids and large electrical items through airport security are set to change by 2024 with the installation of new technology at major airports across the UK.
Over the next two years, most major airports will introduce cutting-edge systems into their security checkpoints, ushering in a new era of improved security and passenger experience when going through departures. You can read more here.
Gatwick tweeted this week: “We are currently trialling this new tech and will meet the deadline of June 2024 to install it across all security lanes. Meanwhile, please continue to follow all existing laptop and liquid rules, unless instructed otherwise by our Security teams.”