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EasyJet's operations at London Gatwick Airport (Photo: Tim Anderson)

The Final Tally: The Total Cost of Gatwick Airport’s Drone Incident

In December, many from around the world watched as a drone continued to disturb the airspace around London Gatwick Airport. For almost 36 hours, the drone disappeared and reappeared, preventing any airplanes from landing or taking off at the busy airport. Coming right in the heart of a busy travel period, especially for leisure markets popular out of the airport, airlines and the airport were forced to accommodate stranded passengers wherever they could as the British military and local police…

Heathrow Airport Departures Suspended Following Second London Drone Sighting

Departures were been temporarily halted at London Heathrow Airport following a drone sighting. The northern runway, 27R, which at the time was operating departures, closed for around one hour whilst the southern runway, 27L, continued to operate for arriving flights. The last departure from Runway 27R was a Lufthansa Airbus…

Two People Arrested Then Released Following Gatwick Drone Incident

Two people that were arrested in connection to Gatwick's disruption this week have been released without charge. The pair were arrested on Friday night on suspicion of "criminal use of drones" after Gatwick Airport closed three times over the past two days. The arrest happened on Friday evening where a 47-year-old…