London Gatwick reopens

14 Nov 2015 by Tom Otley

London Gatwick is now reopen after the security alert earlier today (see here).

The Guardian is reporting that a French man has been charged with posessing an air rifle and a knife.

Forum on this is here

Easyjet has a flight tracker allowing you to see details of whether your flight is affected here

The statement this evening from Gatwick is as follows:

17:04, 14 November, 2015
‘Now that our terminal has re-opened we are prioritising looking after passengers and ensuring they can get to the North Terminal.  We know that large numbers of passengers have had significant disruption to their journeys today, and we are working hard with our airline partners to help get them on their way.

‘We have additional Gatwick staff on-hand to help, and we are trying to make people comfortable by moving them to hotels where we can make sure they have the latest information about their flights.  It will take some time to get operations back to normal but we are doing everything we can.

‘We have put on special bus services to move people from the South Terminal, to the North Terminal, and our shuttle is now back in operation.  It’s important that we manage the flow of people to ensure we can process them as efficiently as possible.

‘Our airlines are now looking at what capacity they have to accommodate people who missed flights earlier in the day.  Passenger welfare is out absolute priority.’

Easyjet says:

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