Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
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Flights resume at London’s Gatwick Airport

Flights resume at London’s Gatwick Airport

All flights at London's Gatwick Airport have resumed after an earlier suspension due to an "air traffic control systems issue".

At around 5 p.m. London time, the airport suspended all flights as it worked to resolve the issue.

"We are working with ANS, our provider, to rectify this issue as quickly as possible".

The airport advised passengers in a tweet Wednesday night to "check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations".

As of 7:10pm local time flights have resumed, the airport said on Twitter.

He said inbound flights were being diverted to other airports and Gatwick was "starting to see cancellations" of outbound flights.

Gatwick, around 48km south of the British capital, made headlines last December after closing its runway repeatedly due to reports of mystery drone sightings nearby, impacting almost 140,000 passengers. Gatwick is the UK's second-busiest airport, and the eighth busiest in Europe.

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