Heathrow may add 25,000 flights a year before third runway

Heathrow may add 25,000 flights a year before third runway

He said: "We continue to work closely with the Met Police to respond to reports of drones at Heathrow".

London's Metropolitan Police said that they received a report of a drone sighting in the vicinity of Heathrow just after 5 p.m local time.

Gatwick has since said it has invested in anti-drone technology, while Heathrow said that it would do so.

David Zuelke wrote: 'Sitting on plane on runway at Heathrow Airport.

About an hour later, Gatwick resumed operations, saying "The military measures we have in place at the airport have provided us with reassurance necessary to re-open our airfield".

London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub in terms of passenger numbers, said it has suspended all departing flights on Tuesday following a drone sighting.

Arriving planes, however, continued to land at Heathrow.

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"At the moment, we've been told we're not going anywhere", she said.

More than 140,000 passengers had their flights disrupted and more than 1,000 flights were affected between December 19th and December 21st 2019.

Following the end to the initial drone-related disturbance at Gatwick, Security Minister Ben Wallace said: "I can say that we are able to now deploy detection systems throughout the United Kingdom to combat this threat".

The exclusion zone around airports is now one kilometre (half a mile) and this will be extended to five kilometres.

Past anti-drone measures included the creation of a competency test for pilots, and this is set to come into force from November of this year, as anyone owning a drone weighing more than 250g will be required to register it and prove they can handle it.

Police could also fine drone users failing to comply with authorities or present registration to operate a drone up to £100.

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