December 20, 2018 / 5:56 PM / 6 months ago

UK's Transport Secretary lifts night-flying restriction at other airports - Sky News

Dec 20 (Reuters) - UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he would temporarily lift night-flying restrictions at other airports in Britain, Sky News reported on Thursday.

Grayling said the move was to ease congestion caused by aircraft diverted from Gatwick Airport, according to a Sky News tweet.

Drones flying near London’s Gatwick airport grounded flights throughout Thursday, stranding thousands of Christmas travellers in what the government called a reckless attempt to cripple Britain’s second busiest airport. (Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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