Gatwick runway reopens after runway inspection causes delays

Gatwick airport has apologised to customers whose flights were delayed after an inspection of the main runway.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 9:02 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:29 am
Gatwick Airport control tower with aircraft in flight in background SUS-150705-150051001

Flights were diverted and put on hold as the airport switched to a stand in runway to support air traffic yesterday evening.

Unconfirmed sources suggest the inspection had revealed a ‘hole’ in the runway.

In a tweet, the airport said customer safety was a ‘number one priority’.

The main runway has now reopened and is operating as normal, the airport confirmed on Twitter.

Gatwick is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world, with an estimated 40 million customers passing through last year.

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