Several flights between London and Dublin cancelled due to discovery of WW2 bomb near airport 3 years ago

Several flights between London and Dublin cancelled due to discovery of WW2 bomb near airport

Approximately 16,000 passengers are set to be affected.

15 flights to and from Dublin Airport to London City Airport have been cancelled following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb in the River Thames on Sunday.

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All flights to and from London City Airport have been cancelled and the airport remains closed on Monday following the discovery of the bomb during pre-planned work at King George V Dock in East London in the early hours of Sunday morning.

15 flights to and from London City Airport from Dublin Airport are amongst the flights affected as a result; it is estimated that the closure of the airport on Monday will affect approximately 16,000 passengers.

The flights affected are operated by British Airways and CityJet and CityJet have since advised that all of their flights are operational to and from Southend Airport on Monday.

You can check the affected flights to and from Dublin Airport here (arrivals) and here (departures).

In a statement, Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday. All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area.

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“All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area. I urge any passengers due to fly today not to come to the airport and to contact their airline for further information.

“I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents. The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”