Synopsis: Some parts of the country are witnessing high temperatures that soar up to 37 degrees Celsius which damaged the runway. The news came out when the staff resumed the flights on Monday evening.
Heat and high temperatures have hit Europe in the summer season making it hard for the airports to manage all the flights. Recently, one of the largest airports of the United Kingdom canceled some of its flights when the runway got damaged due to extreme heat. The heat wave has hit the country making it hard for the citizens and tourists. Some parts of the country are witnessing high temperatures that soar up to 37 degrees Celsius or 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
The airport announced the new updates on flight cancelation on its Twitter handle. The news came out when the staff resumed the flights on Monday evening. London Luton Airport took to Twitter “Flights are temporarily suspended to allow for an essential runway repair after high surface temperatures caused a small section to lift. Engineers are currently on site and we hope to resume operations shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.”
Update at 17:30 pic.twitter.com/w7JIVJUois
— London Luton Airport (@LDNLutonAirport) July 18, 2022
The announcement for flight cancellation came after Royal Air Force (RAF) put all its flights on hold to and from one of the biggest air base Brize Norton. The Defense Ministry of UK informed about this event tweeting “ During this period of extreme temperature flight safety remains the RAF’s top priority, so aircraft are using alternative airfields in line with a long-established plan. This means there is no impact on RAF operations”.
The first warning about scorching temperature was put out on Friday which was expected to remain the same till Tuesday. The temperature is predicted to go up to 40 degrees Celsius or 102 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of the United Kingdom.
The shutdown of Luton Airport is the last event in stressful summer trips to the UK, which has seen tens of thousands of flights canceled, long security lines, and innumerable claims of missing or delayed baggage.