Holidaymakers stated on Twitter that an alarm was going off in terminal. One stated: “Chaos at @gatwick_airport fireplace alarm gone off however not a single fireplace martial to be seen!”
One other added: “They’re all mine sweeping in Nando’s and Spoons.”
A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport stated that the South Terminal had been evacuated as a “precaution” after a hearth alarm went off. Nevertheless, it was decided to be a “false alarm”.
Nevertheless, some holidaymakers had been livid on the delay.
One stated in a tweet: “@Gatwick_Airport any clarification at the moment for the hearth alarm and why [my] flight is 3 hours late?”
One traveller stated: “@Gatwick_Airport any thought how lengthy our luggage will probably be on belt 6? We have requested fairly a couple of employees & nobody is aware of something. We all know there are employees shortages however might you talk how lengthy we will probably be??”
Gatwick Airport claimed that they had been “working usually” responding to a passenger question on Twitter.
It stated: “The airport is working usually at the moment however we proceed to advise passengers to reach on the airport as quickly as check-in opens for his or her flight. Sometimes, that is 3 hours for long-haul and 2-2 ½ for short-haul.”
The airport delay monitoring web site Flight Conscious, reported delays for plane arriving on the airport. It stated the delays had been round thirty minutes however lowering.