Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Heathrow passengers delayed after runway lighting problem

Priscilla Morrison | 07 November, 2018, 16:00

Flights into Heathrow were delayed by up to three hours today after runway lights failed.

An estimated 213,668 passengers go through the airport every day and the "technical issue" is likely to spark travel chaos and major disruptions.

Almost one in seven flights due to land at Heathrow between 6am and 8.59am were delayed by more than 15 minutes, according to figures from aviation data firm FlightStats.

It said: "Following earlier runway lighting issues both runways are now open and operational".

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" Whilst we're continuing to monitor the situation, please check your flight status with your airlines before travelling: https://bit.ly/2zhmMco". This included 11 flights delayed by more...

Heathrow Airport has been hit by problems this morning and passengers are being advised to check their flights before they travel (Picture: Flickr Vision)'We have activated our contingency plans and both runways are now open and operational, although we anticipate there will be some delays at the airport throughout this morning.

British Airways initially warned it was diverting some flights but it now says contingency plans have been activated and it expects to operate a full schedule - with some delays.

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