‘Eco-protest’ Gatwick drones wreck family Christmases for UK expats

Published:  21 Dec at 6 PM
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British families as well as expatriates going home for Christmas are all stranded at Gatwick and Spanish airports due to the ongoing drone drama.

As of now, all flights from Britain’s second busiest airport are either cancelled or suspended as there’s still one mystery drone circling over the runway in the European flight hub’s airspace. Arrivals carrying British expats home for the festive season are also affected as the runway is now closed, and there’s no information as to when it will reopen. Many passengers had booked flights to Spain in order to spend the holidays with their expatriate families, and there’s still no information as to how long they’ll have to wait. One Briton is now unable to get to her father’s funeral in time.

According to airport officials and local police, the closure is likely to last until at least Christmas Eve, with over 750 flights now cancelled. In spite of help from snipers, the military, helicopters and police, the mystery person controlling the drones is as yet undiscovered, and tomorrow’s 448 flights are also likely to be cancelled, affecting some 135,000 more travellers. Local police told reporters every time they get close to the location of the drone operator, the machine disappears, but when we reopen the runway it’s there again.

Police are convinced the drone operator is making a deliberate attempt to close Gatwick down during one of its busiest times, with an unknown source telling the Daily Telegraph it’s an eco-protest. All those who’ve booked Christmas flights from the airport are now being advised to stay home and watch the news, as no-one can yet say when the airport will be able to reopen. Passengers stranded in Spanish airports are now being forced to re-book flights using a different destination at their own expense, or simply forget about spending Christmas in the UK with their families.
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