EasyJet has said last month’s drone disruption at Gatwick was a “wake-up call” to airports after it cost the airline £15 million and affected 82,000 customers.
Low-cost airline easyJet has revealed a £15 million hit from the drone chaos at Gatwick Airport last month which affected 82,000 customers.
Gatwick’s drone chaos was “not an unforeseen incident” and technology to identify flying gadgets has existed for several years, according to the head of a Government body.
All UK airports must buy anti-drone equipment because the Royal Air Force should not have to step in every time the devices are flown near runways, according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.
EasyJet have refunded or re-booked dozens of passengers after a customer service mix up following their decision to axe an Aberdeen flight.
Britain will be expected to up its game over airport security following the drone chaos at Gatwick Airport, according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Gatwick Airport has been sold to France’s Vinci for £2.9 billion, just days after reports of drone sightings closed its runway and caused chaos for thousands of passengers.
New drone owners are being warned about the dangers of flying the devices as soon as they unwrap them this Christmas after the chaos at Gatwick Airport.
The couple quizzed by police over the travel chaos at Gatwick Airport have said they feel “completely violated” as ministers warned those responsible would be brought to justice.
Detection systems are now able to be deployed across the UK to combat the threat of drones, ministers have announced.
Suggestions that there may never have been any drones at Gatwick were down to “poor communications”, police have said.
Ministers will discuss the Gatwick Airport drone drama in a Christmas Eve conference call as detectives examine a damaged drone in a bid to catch the culprits.
Detectives are examining a damaged drone found close to the last reported sighting at Gatwick Airport after two people held over the disruption were released without charge.
Detectives hunting the Gatwick Airport drone operator insist they are “not back to square one”, despite dismissing the two prime suspects initially held over the investigation from their inquiries.
Detectives hunting the Gatwick Airport drone operator have found a damaged device on the airfield, police have confirmed.
A man and a woman arrested over the disruption caused by drones at Gatwick Airport have been released without charge.
Labour has called for an independent inquiry after accusing the Government of failing to act on the risks posed by drones at Gatwick Airport.
A house near Gatwick Airport has been searched, while a man and a woman are being held over the drone chaos which affected around 140,000 passengers.
A man and a woman are being held on suspicion of disrupting an airport after the drone activity which caused chaos at Gatwick.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” which has caused widespread disruption to flights at Gatwick Airport.
Police will remain on high alert at Gatwick Airport as staff work through a backlog of cancelled and delayed flights following days of drone-related disruption.
A drone sighting again grounded flights at Gatwick Airport but military measures reassured operators it was safe to reopen the runway.
Flights at Gatwick Airport have again been suspended because of a suspected drone sighting, prompting further passengers to be stranded after planes were grounded for around 36 hours.
The military equipment being used to stop further drone disruption at Gatwick Airport is believed to be capable of jamming signals to the rogue devices as well as tracking them.
Drones over Gatwick Airport could be blasted out of the sky with a shotgun or jammed using a hi-tech radar system as police continue to hunt for the unmanned aircraft and their operators.
Friday is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year as millions of people embark on the Christmas getaway.
After a drone caused chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at Gatwick Airport, we look at how the events have unfolded so far.
Flights have resumed at Gatwick Airport after a shutdown caused chaos for passengers. Here is everything we know so far:
The chief operating officer of Gatwick Airport has said it will remain closed on Thursday evening and potentially all of Friday after drone activity was spotted in the last hour.
Gatwick Airport’s runway has been closed almost constantly since two drones were spotted flying inside its perimeter at 9pm on Wednesday.