Gatwick flights remain suspended after suspected drones activity

Flights to and from London Gatwick Airport remain suspended following reports of drones flying over the UK hub’s airfield last night and in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, December 20). 
In a 09.15 update today, the airport said: "Gatwick Airport’s runway remains closed and all flights are currently suspended following reports of drones flying over Gatwick’s airfield last night and this morning. 
“There is significant disruption at Gatwick today and we are prioritising the welfare of those at the airport by deploying staff into our terminals to look after people as best we can. 
“We are working hard with our airlines to get information to passengers but would advise anyone booked onto flights from Gatwick, or meeting arriving passengers, not to travel to the airport without checking the status of the flight with their airline. 
“We apologise for the continued inconvenience, but the safety of all passengers and staff is our first priority.”

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