Following a chaotic day which left thousands of air passengers stranded, flights are beginning to resume at London Gatwick Airport, with U.K. authorities stating they have identified ‘persons of interest’ connected to the drones that lead to the facility’s closure.
The BBC reported that as of 8:30 a.m. EST, the airport had 837 flights scheduled as normal for today (Dec. 21), carrying more than 133,000 passengers through the airport. Airport officials said that while operations are expected to be back to normal by Saturday, travellers are advised to check ahead due to the possibility of further delays and cancellations.
While the drone operators remain at large, London police have also stated that they have identified ‘persons of interest’ in connection with the drones, which began buzzing the facility Wednesday evening (Dec. 19), causing airport authorities to suspend flight operations.
More than 700 flights were cancelled as a result, disrupting travel plans for more than 120,000 passengers.
The last drone sighting took place last night (Dec. 20) at approximately 10 p.m. local time.