Popular UK airport ‘Luton’, halted all flights for nearly three hours after the tarmac melted in boiling temperatures.
As temperatures in Luton reached 36 degrees Celsius today, airlines such as EasyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, and TUI use the airport.
Inbound flights to the airport are still being diverted. The last flight to take off before flights were suspended was believed to have taken off at 3.07pm.
By 6 p.m. this evening, the airport had confirmed that outbound flights had resumed. There is only one runway at the airport.
A spokesperson for Luton Airport said earlier today: “Following today’s high temperatures, a surface defect was identified on the runway.
“Engineers were called immediately to the site- and repair works are currently in progress to resume operations as soon as possible.
“We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”
The RAF has also halted flights in and out of its largest air base in the UK, Brize Norton, because the “runway has melted”, according to reports.
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