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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Gatwick

Last year
# summer of discontent
Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'
Michael O’Leary said passengers should brace for a “less than satisfactory experience” this summer.
All time
# London
Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'
A spokesperson confirmed the issue involved a flight which arrived from Poland.
# runway incident
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.
# Drone
'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated
The couple was completely innocent.
# Travel Chaos
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.
# Travel Chaos
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.
# Shutdown
London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting
More delays have been experienced.
# Travel Chaos
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.
# standstill
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 to dublin
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”.
# grounded
British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'
The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday.
# too close
Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport
Five flights were diverted from the airport – including one BA plane, which was sent to Bournemouth.
# don't press this button
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.
# it failure
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
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.
# travel restrictions
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
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.
# Security Alert
Gatwick Airport terminal evacuated after discovery of suspicious package
Police said a suspicious item had sparked a security alert.
# EasyJet
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”.
# Black gold
The UK has struck oil...
Quite literally. There could be 158 million barrels worth of the stuff beneath Gatwick Airport alone.
# Gatwick
Passengers sustained minor injuries in Virgin Atlantic emergency landing
A fault in the landing gear forced the plane to turn back earlier today.
# Bag man
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.
# Air Traffic Control
Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed
Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.
# divert
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.
# Air Travel
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.
# Snow
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.
# Ryanair
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.