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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’.

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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.

Departures

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

Arrivals

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 easyJet.com 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.”

 

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Criminals beware, Project Servator has launched at Gatwick and it WILL spot you!

Unpredictable, that’s the key word for the project launched at Gatwick Airport for the first time, ensuring that security checks are performed without any notice.

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In this day and age we all feel a sense of safety whenever we see a police patrol going about their business.  None more so than at an airport.

“deter, detect and disrupt hostile reconnaissance”

Now Gatwick has gone one step further and adopted the national project Servator that has performed so well up and down the country.

Inspector James Biggs from the Gatwick Police Prevention Team explained:

“Project Servator is a project initiated by the city of London police that has now gone nationwide including railway stations and airports.

It’s designed to deter, detect and disrupt the hostile reconnaissance coming to the airport and places of interest.  That’s all levels of criminality from shoplifters to terrorists.

The project has been live nationwide for a number of a years which is why we adopted it here.”

But what is it?

The aim is be as unpredictable as possible and run security checks utilising all arms of the available resources available to the police, from uniformed to plain clothed and armed officers.  Additionally the use of dogs and the sophisticated CCTV and number plate recognition software all combine to create the airports very own ring of steel.

The officers have been specially trained to detect people who may come to the airport and act in a different manner.  Something not easy in an environment as busy as Gatwick where the people change every single hour and day.

But it is not just within the airport buildings that the project is undertaken.

Road checkpoints have also been set up ensuring that if anyone even thinks about getting close to the airport for wrong reasons then they will have no choice but to come face to face with the police.

Whilst the whole project is all about being unpredictable and therefore catching out would-be criminals, there is an additional side that could be witnessed first hand while watching the officers in action.

Smiles on the faces of passengers.

The very presence, the interaction and the belief that Gatwick is showing that safety is of paramount importance to all who both work and travel through the airport.

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