London Gatwick main runway was closed due to a Virgin Boeing 747-400 dropping oil. Flights departed from the old disused backup runway 08L.
Many flights were diverted to Southampton Airport and flight delay was increasing.
ALERT Difficulties at London Gatwick airport, many flights are diverting. Live: https://t.co/3WsAp7pYU7 pic.twitter.com/jcirk7C4xr
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) February 29, 2016
Flight operations resumed at Gatwick Airport on main runway 08R at 14:05 local time.
Cleanup under way pic.twitter.com/943bkFeqKc
— VulcanLew (@VulcanLew) February 29, 2016