London Gatwick: Delays and cancellations so far today – Thursday, April 18 – including British Airways, American Airlines and easyJet flights. Will National Express services to and from Gatwick continue during next M25 weekend closure?

These are the delays and cancellations to and from London Gatwick Airport so far today (Thursday, April 18) – including British Airways, American Airlines and easyJet flights.

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Will National Express services to and from Gatwick continue during next M25 weekend closure?

National Express has confirmed that coach services will continue to run during the upcoming weekend closure of the M25 between junctions 9 and 10. The UK’s leading scheduled coach operator is reassuring passengers that they will still be able to reach their destinations, with services operating along diverted routes between Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13. Read full story here.

ARRIVALS – cancelled:

6.35am – Air China CA851 from Beijing

DEPARTURES:

9.25am – easyJet EJU8303 to Milan-Malpensa DELAYED to 9.45am

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10am – British Airways BA2157 to Antigua DELAYED to 10.50am

London Gatwick. Picture: Steve Robards/SussexWorldLondon Gatwick. Picture: Steve Robards/SussexWorld
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10.40am – American Airlines AA6206/British Airways BA2037/Iberia IB4679 to Orlando DELAYED until 1.30pm

12.20pm – American Airlines AA6211/British Airways BA2167/Iberia IB4683 to Tampa DELAYED until 1.45pm

12.35pm – Air China CA852 to Beijing ENQUIRE AIRLINE

12.40pm – British Airways BA2067 to Accra DELAYED to 1.03pm

1.25pm – British Airways BA2203 to Cancun DELAYED to 1.56pm

2.30pm – American Airlines AA6202/British Airways BA2039 to Orlando DELAYED until 4.52pm

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

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. Read full story here.

Planning Inspectorate's decision to include Climate Change specific hearing during Northern Runway examination welcomed

The Planning Inspectorate's decision to include a climate change specific hearing during London Gatwick’s Northern Runway application examination has been welcomed by a local campaign group and the airport. The six-month examination process started two weeks ago at the Sandman Hotel in Crawley. Gatwick’s planning application proposes repositioning the centre line of the Northern Runway 12 metres north to allow dual runway operations, aligning with international safety standards. Read full story here.

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 on Wednesday morning as the examination process by the Planning Inspectorate started on the airport’s £2.2 billion planning application. Read full story here.

This is how London Gatwick slashed carbon emissions from diesel vehicles

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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. Full story here.

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. Read full story.

How the aviation regulator’s new airspace change will affect Gatwick

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has delivered a package of improvements designed to clarify the airspace change process for airports, air navigation service providers and those affected by airspace change.

The revised airspace change process, known as CAP1616, was published on October 30 following a comprehensive review. The new version came into force on January 2. Further associated guidance will be published in due course.

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The regulator’s updated guidance will make the airspace change process easier to follow and sets out the requirements of the stages and gateways needed to progress an airspace change proposal.

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 on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28.

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.

Gatwick Airport kicks-off multi-million pound North Terminal redevelopment

Passengers travelling through London Gatwick’s North Terminal will soon be able to enjoy a host of new features, as its biggest ever transformation gets underway. Read full story here.

Are rules about taking liquids on planes about to change?

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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.