Gatwick Airport partially reopens as travel CHAOS stretches its third day

A number of airlines have indicated that the runway at Gawick has reopened.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 5:49 am
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 5:58 am
Passengers stranded queue for information at Gatwick airport - Victoria Jones/PA Wire

A number of airlines have indicated that the runway at Gawick has reopened.

In an update on its website, easyJet said: "Gatwick airport have confirmed that the runway is now open. We do expect that the number of departures and landings will be restricted to begin with, which means that we are likely to experience more disruption to the flying programme.

"We would like to request our passengers to continue to check the status of their flight on the easyJet Flight Tracker."

In response to a customer on Twitter, British Airways said: "We've received confirmation approx 30 minutes ago from London Gatwick, advising the airport is back open and the majority of flights operating as scheduled".

According to Flightradar24, a plane from East Midlands Airport landed at Gatwick at 5.58am.

A spokesman from Gatwick Airport said: "Gatwick's runway is currently available and a limited number of aircraft are scheduled for departure and arrival.

"Gatwick continues to advise passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport as departures and arrivals will be subject to delays and cancellations."