LONDON, Sept 6 Travellers flying through three
major London airports faced delays on Tuesday due to a protest
at City airport and a technological glitch at British Airways
that affected check-in times.
Protesters swam across a dock and "occupied" the runway at
London City Airport, Sky News reported. The activists were from
the Plane Stupid movement, campaigning against expansion in the
aviation industry, according to media reports.
The airport said on Twitter all flights were facing
disruption. "Police are currently on the scene," it added.
British Airways said it was checking in customers
as normal at Heathrow and Gatwick, London's two biggest
airports, but it was taking longer than normal and encouraged
people to check-in online before they reached the airport.
(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Andrew Heavens)