London Gatwick: Delays and cancellations so far today – Sunday, July 21 - including British Airways flights - as worldwide global tech outage hits

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These are the delays and cancellations to and from London Gatwick Airport so far today (Sunday, July 21).

London Gatwick airport prepares for busiest period since 2019

London Gatwick is prepared to welcome passengers this summer in what will be the busiest season since 2019. This summer, Gatwick passengers can choose from 56 airlines flying to 223 destinations, with 169 short-haul destinations across a large European network and 51 long-haul routes. Full story here. 

Are there strikes at Gatwick this summer?

London Gatwick airport strikes by 200 workers who provide special assistance services for vulnerable passengers have been postponed following an improved pay offer. The workers, who are employed by Wilson James, have agreed to suspend industrial action from July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 21 while they ballot on the offer. If it is rejected, fresh industrial action will be re-scheduled. Full story here.

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Strikes by London Gatwick baggage security screeners have also been postponed following an improved pay offer, Unite, the UK’s leading union. Full story here.

How many new routes has Gatwick got this summer?

Passengers across London and the South East will have the choice of 223 destinations from 56 airlines at London Gatwick this summer, with 14 new services launching ahead of the UK school summer holidays. Read full story here.

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How much did Gatwick generate for the UK economy in 2023?

London Gatwick generated £5.5 billion for the UK economy and supported over 76,000 jobs in 2023 – levels close to those pre-pandemic, according to new research by leading economists Oxera.

ARRIVALS:

12pm – easyJet EZY862 FROM Glasgow – CANCELLED

12.20pm – easyJet EZY8084 from Palma de Mallorca – CANCELLED

12.30pm easyJet EZY8340 from Naples – CANCELLED

7.30pm easyJet EJU8310 from Milan – CANCELLED

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DEPARTURES:

10am – Norse Atlantic Airways Z0723 to Miami – DELAYED 12.25pm

10.10am – easyJet EZY8195 to Kefallinia – DELAYED 11.15am

10.10am – TUI TOM016 to Melbourne – DELAYED 12:30pm

10.45am – Norse Atlantic Airways Z0711 – DELAYED 12.40pm

11.55am – Sun Express Airlines XQ591 to Antalya – DELAYED 3.20pm

3.40pm – British Airways BA2672 to Palma de Mallorca – DELAYED 4.49pm

4.10pm – easyJet EZY8221 to Chania – DELAYED 5.45pm

4.50pm – easyJet EZY8039 to Tenerife South – DELAYED 6.10pm

5.05pm – easyJet EZY8517 to Lisbon – DELAYED 6.29pm

6.10pm – easyJet EZY831 to Belfast – ENQUIRE AIRLINE

6.25pm – Sun Express Airlines XQ589 – DELAYED 9.10pm

6.25pm – easyJet EZY8641 to Munich – DELAYED 8pm

8.30pm – easyJet EJU8311 to Milan – ENQUIRE AIRLINE

For the latest delays and cancellations, please visit: https://www.gatwickairport.com/flights/

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Who is Gatwick's new chief operating officer?

Experienced and seasoned airport leader Mark Johnston has joined London Gatwick as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Mark joins London Gatwick having served as the COO of AGS Airports, the owners of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, where he was in post for more than three years.

Watch campaign groups protest Northern Runway plans

Campaign groups including CAGNE and Extinction Rebellion held a protest outside a Crawley hotel this week to protest London Gatwick’s plans to bring the Norther Runway into more routine use.

The groups were outside the Sandman Hotel as the examination process by the Planning Inspectorate started on the airport’s £2.2 billion planning application.

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This is how London Gatwick slashed carbon emissions from diesel vehicles

London Gatwick has cut carbon emissions from its diesel vehicles by 90% by swapping the fuel for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

The switch means London Gatwick will save more than 950 tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.

HVO is a low-carbon biofuel made from plant waste, oils and fats making it a more sustainable and lower-carbon alternative to diesel.

London Gatwick becomes first international airport to open dedicated electric vehicle charging station

London Gatwick has become the first international airport to open an Electric Forecourt, a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging station, with the new GRIDSERVE facility available for all to use from Monday, January 8.

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What happens if my package holiday flight from Gatwick is cancelled?

Hundreds of flights were cancelled across the UK after the country’s air traffic control system failed last August bank holiday Monday.

According to compensation experts at Claims.co.uk, UK Google searches for ‘what happens if my package holiday flight is cancelled’ soared by 809 per cent during the incident. Visit www.claims.co.uk/no-win-no-fee.

Are rules about taking liquids on planes about to change?

The rules around taking liquids and large electrical items through airport security are set to change by 2024 with the installation of new technology at major airports across the UK.

Over the next two years, most major airports will introduce cutting-edge systems into their security checkpoints, ushering in a new era of improved security and passenger experience when going through departures.

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