FLIGHTS from Spain to London Gatwick are being cancelled today after a spate of drone sightings at the major UK airport.

British expats flying home for Christmas have now had to rebook or fork out potentially hundreds for another flight after airport bosses in London closed down Gatwick’s runway.

It came after drones were spotted flying over the airfield late last night.

The runway was shut immediately but was reopened at 3.01am British time before closing AGAIN when another drone was spotted.

One British expat, flying on an 11.20am Norwegian flight from Malaga to London received a notification telling her her flight was cancelled this morning.

“This is ridiculous, thousands of people affected by a bunch of drones,” she told the Olive Press, “most of us are trying to fly home for Christmas and after buying all our presents the last thing we need is having to fork out for another flight.”

At least one drone is STILL flying over London Gatwick, the airport boss has announced.

More to follow…

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