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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. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 quarantined at Gatwick airport

Virgin Atlantic reported on March 6, 2019, that all passengers and crew of a charter flight arriving in London from Barbados had been quarantined in the United Kingdom, after several people got sick....


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...


Jason Shaw
Drone chaos at London Gatwick cost easyJet £15 million

The drone chaos at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in the days before Christmas last year cost the budget airline easyJet at least £15 million, (€17.1 million / $19.4 million) the airline confirmed th...


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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....


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....


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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....


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Gatwick to trial autonomous shuttle vehicles for airfield staff

London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) is set to launch trials of electric-powered autonomous shuttle vehicles in the summer of 2018. It will be the first airport in the world to test such vehicles for transporting staff across the airfield, in the goal of making airfield fleet management more efficient and saving on operational costs....


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World's Youngest Female Captain

Kate McWilliams is only 26-year old and the youngest ever commercial female airline captain, according to her bosses at easyJet....


AeroTime Team
Gatwick Airport, 5.7% passenger traffic increase in January

Gatwick Airport in a press release announced that 2.5 million passengers travelled through the airport in January, +5.7% on previous year....