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British Airways IT glitch strands passengers at 3 London airports

If troubles with its pilots and repercussions from last year’s data breach incident were not enough, British Airways has just taken another hit. An IT system failure on August 7, 2019, has forced the UK’s flagship carrier to cancel and delay hundreds of flights across three London airports, stranding passengers during peak summer travel season. The problem has since been resolved, British Airways told AeroTime. ...


Jason Shaw
The UK's airport drone no-fly zones increased

The drone no-fly zones around UK airports is set to be extended by the UK authorities, the government said in the morning of Wednesday, February 20th. The change in the law is a direct result of the d...


Ruta Burbaite
Gatwick travel misery: runway reopens, suspects still at large

Gatwick Airport has reopened its runway on the morning of December 21, 2018, and is allowing a limited amount of flights to take off and land. The incident comes on the heels of what the airport expects to be the busiest day of travel. The suspect or suspects of the “deliberate” act are still at large, despite a full-blown police investigation, involving government and military assistance....


Ruta Burbaite
“Please do not travel to Gatwick”, drone surge halts all flights

Drones spotted in and around London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) airfield on the morning of December 20, 2018, have led to the suspension of all flights “for safety reasons”. And the uproar seems to be serious. The airport says its airfield has been closed as authorities continue to investigate multiple drone sightings detected since the previous evening....


AeroTime Team
Gatwick to turn standby runway into routine use

Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London, United Kingdom, officially revealed plans to open the second runway by putting the existing standby runway into routine use....


Ruta Burbaite
BA makes emergency landing at Gatwick, causes flight disruptions

British Airways (BA) passenger plane flying in from Naples, Italy, made an emergency landing at London’s Gatwick Airport on July 20, 2018, after suffering a technical malfunction mid-air....


Ruta Burbaite
Gatwick Airport to invest $1.5B with new growth plans

London Gatwick Airport (UK) announced on June 13, 2018, it will invest up to $1.5 billion on increasing capacity and improving facilities till 2023....


Zivile Zalagenaite
IAG buys Monarch’s slots, increases presence at Gatwick by third

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, is purchasing the London Gatwick airport slots from the administrator of the recently-bankrupt UK carrier Monarch Airlines....


Yulius Yoma
Gatwick Airport, pax up by 7.1% in 2016

London‘s Gatwick Airport (LGW) reported that its latest record for annual passenger traffic with 43 million passengers travelling through the airport in 2016, a 7.1% increase year over year. The peak came on the 22nd of December 2016, a month in which the airport achieved 3.1 million passengers, a 15% increase YoY....


Yulius Yoma
Gatwick Airport names new executives

On the 25th of November 2016, Gatwick Airport announced that it has appointed three new executives of the airport. Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure, technology and efficiency improvements....