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# gatwick - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'

A spokesperson confirmed the issue involved a flight which arrived from Poland.

# gatwick - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures

A vehicle was cleared onto the runway in front of an Aer Lingus jet which was travelling at over 110km/h.

# gatwick - Monday 24 December, 2018

'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated

The couple was completely innocent.

# gatwick - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge

The airport is offering a €56,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disruption.

# gatwick - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick

Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.

# gatwick - Friday 21 December, 2018

London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting

More delays have been experienced.

Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick

It will take some days for services to return to normal after drones caused travel chaos at the busy airport.

# gatwick - Thursday 20 December, 2018

British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick

Two drones were first seen flying over the Gatwick Airport airfield at around 9pm yesterday evening.

# gatwick - Monday 19 March, 2018

Aer Lingus apologises after people spend night in airport due to flight cancellations

The flights were cancelled due to “lengthy waiting times for de-icing”.

# gatwick - Saturday 20 January, 2018

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'

The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday.

# gatwick - Monday 3 July, 2017

Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport

Five flights were diverted from the airport – including one BA plane, which was sent to Bournemouth.

# gatwick - Friday 2 June, 2017

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'

The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.

# gatwick - Sunday 28 May, 2017

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'

All flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick were suspended yesterday following the delays.

# gatwick - Monday 11 April, 2016

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30

Steven Gary Hydes was abandoned as a baby on 10 April, 1986.

# gatwick - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight for Disneyland trip

The family have been given no explanation and will not be refunded for their £9,000 trip.

# gatwick - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases

The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.

# gatwick - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Gatwick Airport terminal evacuated after discovery of suspicious package

Police said a suspicious item had sparked a security alert.

# gatwick - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Passenger tasered in 'man purse' dispute on Ireland-bound flight

As one passenger put it, the man had a falling out with airline staff after they asked him to “put a bag in a bag”.

# gatwick - Thursday 9 April, 2015

The UK has struck oil...

Quite literally. There could be 158 million barrels worth of the stuff beneath Gatwick Airport alone.

# gatwick - Monday 29 December, 2014

Passengers sustained minor injuries in Virgin Atlantic emergency landing

A fault in the landing gear forced the plane to turn back earlier today.

# gatwick - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow

The 59-year-old targeted people who were travelling on their own, waited until they were distracted, and then took their bags.

# gatwick - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# gatwick - Friday 24 August, 2012

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem

The airline has said that there is no mayday situation onboard. The plane dumped or burned off fuel over the Irish Sea before turning back.

# gatwick - Monday 14 May, 2012

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

# gatwick - Sunday 5 February, 2012

In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations Snow This post contains images

In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights are among those affected by heavy snowfall in the UK and on the continent.

# gatwick - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Ryanair plane forced to make two emergency landings

Fumes were discovered in the rear of the cabin of a flight from northern Spain to London last month.