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Gatwick’s chief executive Stewart Wingate is to appear before MPs to answer questions on the airport’s problems on Christmas Eve.
The Sussex airport cancelled 62 departures and 59 arrivals on December 24 due to heavy rain and strong winds which caused flooding the area and resulted in the loss of power in some part of its North Terminal.
The airport has already announced that it was launching its own investigation into the events with the findings due to be unveiled in February.
Wingate will face MPs on the House of Commons’ transport committee on Tuesday (January 7) alongside the airport’s product development director William Mcgillivray.
Also giving evidence will be Easyjet’s head of Gatwick Jason Holt and customer director Peter Duffy.
As well as looking at Gatwick’s problems, the hearing will also see MPs questioning Network Rail’s Dave Ward, and Chris Burchell, chairman of the rail industry’s National Task Force.
The transport committee launched a new report “Ready and waiting? Transport preparations for winter weather”on Friday (January 3) which looks at the resilience of the UK’s transport system when bad weather strikes the country.