Ryanair has redirected all flights to and from Gatwick on Friday 1 year ago

Ryanair has redirected all flights to and from Gatwick on Friday

The airline has taken matters into its own hands.

Major airline Ryanair has taken action following major disruptions at London's Gatwick Airport.

The airport was shutdown for almost two full days after a drone entered its airspace, disabling planes for taking off or landing.

While airport has resumed partial functionality, it has advised flyers that disruptions and delays will continue throughout the day.

Ryanair has taken the matter into its own hands and rescheduled all of its flights that had been due to fly out of or into Gatwick today (21 December).

In a statement on Twitter, Ryanair confirmed: "Ryanair flights scheduled to operate to/from London Gatwick tomorrow (21 Dec) will instead operate to/from London Stansted. All affected customers have been notified by our Customer Care team."

Aer Lingus has similarly increased its capacity from other London airports, and is allowing those who were scheduled to use Gatwick today to change their flights for free.

Many Irish people who were looking to fly home for Christmas have been affected by the chaos. 800 flights have been cancelled over the two-day period, with over 100,000 passengers affected.