Gatwick’s runway has reopened after it was shut this morning for 90 minutes because of an oil spillage.
Reports suggest a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 dumped fuel on the tarmac, causing widespread delays from mid-morning.
A number of flights due to land at Gatwick were diverted, and departures were put back.
The airport tweeted at 12.03pm: "Flights have now recommenced, however some flights have been diverted. We recommend that you contact your airline for the latest info."
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