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17 easyJet flights cancelled in and out of Gatwick

Flights in and out of Gatwick have been cancelled due to ‘poor weather conditions’.



EasyJet passengers awaiting flights at Gatwick today have been left with bad news as 17 flights in and out of the Airport have been cancelled.

7 departing and 10 arriving flights at London Gatwick have been cancelled by the airline due to ‘poor weather conditions’.

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An information page detailing flight information on easyJet’s website informs passengers “there are poor weather conditions in Europe which is impacting our network. This has meant that we’ve had to make some changes to our flying program and unfortunately cancelled your flight.”

Those with flights that have been cancelled are able to request free overnight accommodation through easyJet’s flight tracker.

The site reads: “We would like to offer you a hotel room for the night, should you need one, and are working with our hotel partner to book rooms. This will need to be booked before you transfer your flight. Please do not try to book your own hotel accommodation outside the link we have provided on Flight Tracker at this time.”

The list of the 17 easyJet flights facing cancellations at Gatwick can be seen below.


17.35 to Montpellier – EZY8055
17.55 to Stuttgart – EZY8525
18.10 to Zurich – EZY8117
18.30 to Geneva – EZY8480
18.30 to Munich – EZY8985
18.40 to Toulouse – EZY8339
19.00 to Glasgow – EZY889


15.25 to Granada – EZY8172A
15.50 to Funchal – EZY8136
18.55 to Munich – EZY8984D
21.40 to Montpellier – EZY8056
21.55 to Stuttgart – EZY8526
22.10 to Zurich – EZY8118
22.20 to Geneva – EZY8485
22.35 to Glasgow – EZY888
22.45 to Toulouse – EZY8340
22.55 to Munich – EZY8986

A spokesperson from Easyjet said:

“Due to adverse weather across Northern Europe causing air traffic control restrictions easyJet is currently seeing disruption to some of it flights to and from London Gatwick today 7 August.

“We are working hard to minimise the impact of the disruption for our customers whose flights have been affected by the weather, providing the option to transfer their flight free of charge or receive a refund and providing hotel accommodation and meals for passengers where required.

“We advise passengers to check our flight tracker at for the latest travel updates.

“Whilst this is outside of our control, we would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience experienced as a result of the weather.

“The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”

The airline also issued some travel information on their website earlier today:

“We wanted to make you aware that we are expecting restrictions to be put in place on a number of flights departing and arriving across the network due to poor weather conditions this afternoon. This may cause some disruption to our flights, we intend for your flight to operate as planned, however delays are possible.

“We will continue to monitor the weather closely to minimise any possible impact and will keep you updated here on flight tracker of any changes to your flight.”



Two jailed after attempt to smuggle 8.5kgs of cocaine through Gatwick

“This was a deliberate, if unsophisticated attempt to smuggle dangerous Class A drugs into the UK”, says Chris Capel, Assistant Director of Border Force South.



The drugs, which had been wrapped in plastic and hidden inside boxes marked ‘rum’, weighed approximately 8.5kgs.

Two men from Barbados are facing a total of 13 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle an estimated 8.5kgs of cocaine into the UK.

On 1 September, Border Force officers stopped 62-year-old Grantley Herbert Thompson, and 30-year-old Jamal Ricardo Walcott, in the customs channels at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Both had arrived on a flight from Barbados.

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During a search of their baggage officers discovered a white powder, wrapped in green plastic, and hidden inside boxes marked rum. The powder was subsequently tested and gave a positive reaction to the field test for cocaine. The cocaine had an estimated street value of £535,000.

Chris Capel, Assistant Director of Border Force South said:

“This was a deliberate, if unsophisticated attempt to smuggle dangerous Class A drugs into the UK and I commend the Border Force officers whose work ensured that Thompson and Walcott are now behind bars.

“Illegal drugs have a significant impact on our society, being the root cause behind countless burglaries, thefts and robberies. They are also used as a commodity by organised criminals linked to violence and exploitation of the vulnerable.

“We continue to work with our colleagues from the National Crime Agency (NCA) to do all we can to stamp out this despicable trade and bring those responsible to justice.”

The case was referred to the NCA and Thompson and Walcott were charged with importation of a class A drug.

62-year-old Grantley Thompson.

On Thursday, 11 October the pair appeared at Croydon Crown Court where they admitted the smuggling attempt. Both were sentenced to six years and six months imprisonment immediately.

30-year-old Jamal Walcott.

The Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, which was launched in April, aims to combat the devastating impact drugs have on levels of serious violence.

It also highlights a strong link between drugs and serious violence and the related harm and exploitation from county lines. The Government has set out the action it will take to tackle this violent and exploitative criminal activity. The action of Border Force to stop drugs before they get into the country forms a key part of this work.

Border Force officers use hi-tech search equipment to combat immigration crime and detect banned and restricted goods that smugglers attempt to bring into the country.

Nationally, they use an array of search techniques including sniffer dogs, carbon dioxide detectors, heartbeat monitors and scanners – as well as visual searches – to find well-hidden stowaways, illegal drugs, firearms and tobacco which would otherwise end up causing harm to local people, businesses and communities.

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or go to

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