London City Airport closed over WO II bomb

London city airport was closed yesterday when a World War II bomb was discovered nearby the runway in the Thames River. All 284 flights from and to the London airport were cancelled or suffered long delays.

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Relocation and cancellation of flights

After the bomb was discovered, disposal teams worked all night and day removing the device from the site. As a safety precaution flights from and to the nearby London city airport were cancelled or relocated to a different London airport. The bomb was removed successfully and today all flights seem to be operating as normal again.

Your rights for a cancelled flight

If your flight was affected by the unforeseen bomb discovery, you are not entitled to compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004. The airline is not at fault for the airport closure and therefor this event is an extraordinary circumstance. You are however entitled to a new flight or refund of your ticket. If you had to make any alternative travel costs you can contact the airline about claiming these.


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