Heathrow flights diverted after Royal Air Force demands use of airspaceChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 17, 2020
Dozens of planes were diverted or delayed as Heathrow was forced to suspend arrivals due to a Royal Air Force (RAF) flight, according to the airport.
Topics: Heathrow Air Force
The closure of airspace which began at around 9am today lasted for approximately 20 minutes.
At least four Heathrow-bound British Airways flights and one Virgin Atlantic aircraft were forced to land at other airports such as Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
Several other flights were delayed for up to an hour as aircraft were kept in stacks around London while waiting for permission to land. ■