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The Gatwick airport is reopened after drone hunt

Britain’s second busiest airport Gatwick has been re-opened after 32 hours of closed runaway for limited air traffic. Airport was closed after drones flew over the runway.

“The airport is open again and most flights are expected to go as planned, the airline wrote British Airways to a customer on Twitter Friday morning.

Gatwick authorities issues a statement that a limited number of flights will start to return as normal again in the next few hours. All passengers are asked to check the status of the airline before heading for the airport.

Police has been investigating on the drones which flew near airport and have put in place soldiers, sniper and helicopters. It is not reported that any of the drones have been taken.

“Every time we think we’re approaching the drone operator, the drones disappear. When we aim to reopen the runway, the drone returns, Justin Burtenshaw said at the Sussex police.

The Guardian writes that China Eastern Airlines’s flight from Shanghai on 6th Friday morning became the first international flight to land at the airport since the dronning suspension. No other international flights had taken off, but Norwegians’ flights to Rovaniemi in Finland were on the runway well an hour after it had actually been in the air.

Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, has been more or less closed since Wednesday night when the police received reports that two drones flew across the airport. One runway was opened again night to Thursday, but it was closed again shortly later when a new drone observation was made. 650 flights have been set and well over 100,000 passengers have been affected.

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