Gatwick Airport suspends all flights

Gatwick Airport has suspended all flights this evening due to problems with air traffic control.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 7:20 pm
All flights to and from Gatwick Airport have been suspended this evening
All flights to and from Gatwick Airport have been suspended this evening

Flights to and from the major airport have been postponed after an issue with its control tower was announced this evening (July 10).

Gatwick Airport said in a statement at 6.10pm: “Due to an air traffic control systems issue in Gatwick’s control tower, flights remain suspended.

“We are working with ANS, our provider, to rectify this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise and advise passengers to check flight info with your airline.”

Incoming flights are reportedly being diverted to other airports.

Visit the Gatwick Airport website for the latest information on flights

This comes after a drone sighting caused chaos for travellers at the airport over the Christmas period.

Update: The suspension lasted until about 9pm on Wednesday evening (July 10), with many flights affected.