Power failure brings second day of chaos to Gatwick

16 Oct 2013

Gatwick is experiencing a second day of disruption after a complete power failure in the South Terminal.

A substation that supplies the airport has flooded and the airport says it will take “many hours” to restore power. Easyjet has transferred all its South Terminal services to the North Terminal and says it will attempt to operate “as many flights as possible” but warns of delays and cancellations.

“There will be queues and some waiting time”, it said, adding that passengers should refer to its  Flight Tracker for more information.

The airport said it was looking at what contingencies can put in place to minimise disruption.

“We advise all passengers scheduled to fly out of the South Terminal today to check the status of the flight with their airline first and check the flight information on our website. We advise passengers to expect some delays,” it said.

A spokeswoman added there was no estimate as to when the situation would return to normal.

Easyjet flights from Gatwick were hit yesterday by a systems failure that saw hundreds of flights delayed.

Gary Noakes

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