Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Technical fault takes out the runway lights at London's Heathrow Airport

A technical issue has affected the runway lighting at the UK's busiest international airport, London Heathrow, causing delays and disruption earlier this morning.

A spokesperson for Heathrow said that a technical issue was being investigated and disruption was anticipated to last throughout the morning. Whilst the airports biggest airline, British Airways was forced to delay some flights that were scheduled to depart Heathrow.

Some passengers in North America took to social media to report their flights were being held back from departing because of the light issues at Heathrow. 

As Heathrow runs at near 100% capacity, it only takes a small delay or incident to have major repercussions throughout the day. Passengers are being asked to contact their airline, before travelling to the airport.

Heathrow advised that the fault had been rectified just after 0600 and that both runways were now open and that they would continue to monitor the situation. The airport also apologised to passengers for the delays.