Flights to and from Gatwick are set to be affected by a power failure at the airport’s South Terminal.
The flooding of a local power sub-station has caused the electricity failure at the Gatwick terminal with Easyjet saying it will “take many hours to restore normal service”.
Gatwick said in a statement: “We are currently experiencing a power outage affecting some operational systems in the South Terminal.
"Unfortunately this is causing some delays for passengers and we apologise for any inconvenience this is causing. We are working to fix the problem and looking at what contingencies we can put in place in the meantime to minimise disruption.
“We advise all passengers scheduled to fly out of the South Terminal today to check the status of the flight with their airline first and check the flight information on our website. We advise passengers to expect some delays.”
Easyjet, which is Gatwick’s biggest airline, said it was switching flights from the South to the North Terminal.
“Easyjet’s South terminal operations will be immediately transferred to the North terminal,” said the airline in a statement on its website.
“We will attempt to operate as many flights as possible. Delays and some cancellations can be expected. Our teams in the North terminal will process all passengers as quickly as possible. There will be queues and some waiting time.”
It is the second major incident for Easyjet in two days after flights were affected on Tuesday (October 15) by a Europe-wide systems failure. For the latest updates from the airline, click here.