More than 100 flights to Heathrow Airport on Monday cancelled due to Queen’s funeral: Report

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More than 100 flights to London’s busy Heathrow Airport shall be cancelled on Monday “to keep away from noise” throughout Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, in accordance to a media report on Thursday.

The west London airport introduced that 15 per cent of its 12,000 flights due to take off or land on Monday, September 19 shall be disrupted, Sky News reported.

British Airways – the most-affected airline – will cancel 100 short-haul flights due to the restrictions, the report mentioned.

Earlier, Heathrow mentioned it needs to make sure the skies over London shall be quiet in the course of the two-minute nationwide silence because the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey nears its finish shortly earlier than midday.

No flights shall be allowed to take off or land from quarter-hour earlier than the silence begins till quarter-hour after it ends.

Departures and arrivals can even be halted in the course of the arrival of the funeral cortege and procession at Windsor Castle, and diverted across the fortress in the course of the personal household service on Monday evening.

A Heathrow spokesman mentioned: “Heathrow, Nats (the air visitors management supplier) and airways are supporting the ceremonial facets for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey and the committal service at Windsor Castle on Monday.

“As a mark of respect, operations to and from the airport shall be topic to acceptable adjustments so as to keep away from noise disruption at sure places at particular occasions on Monday,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.

Some flights out and in of Heathrow Airport had been disrupted on Wednesday afternoon so as to guarantee silence over central London in the course of the procession transporting the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall.

On Wednesday, the BBC reported that non-standard plane, together with drones flying under 2,500ft (760m), are banned from flying over central London till after the funeral on September 19.

In a tweet, the Metropolitan Police confirmed it will “take enforcement motion in opposition to anybody utilizing a drone without permission”.

There shall be an extra central London and Windsor restriction issued in due course, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) mentioned.

Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 at her Balmoral Castle summer time residence in Scotland on September 8.

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