Gatwick passengers facing delays this morning

PASSENGERS flying out of Gatwick Airport today could face disruption.

Already a number of flights have had to be re-directed to Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Bristol airport after a combination of essential runway maintenance and poor visibility caused the disruption.

Some 24 flights due to land at Gatwick after midnight had to be re-directed affecting around 1,500 passengers and the airport has warned there could be more delays throughout the morning.

A Gatwick spokesman said: “We had some planned runway maintenance works scheduled for last night which all flight operators were informed about and when we do that we have to use our second runway.”

Three BA short-haul flights due to depart Gatwick on Wednesday morning have been cancelled because of the disruption.