Heathrow Airport have announced on Wednesday morning that “out of respect” for Her Majesty The Queen they will cancel flights to “ensure” there will be silence over London.
British Airways have cancelled 16 short haul flights and it is likely more flights will be axed on Monday for the Queen’s funeral.
Heathrow said in a statement that “out of respect” for the mourning period of the Queen they are making “appropriate alterations to our operation.”
Flights will be disrupted between 1.50pm and 3.40pm on Wednesday to “ensure silence over central London as the ceremonial procession moves from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.”
A statement from Heathrow said, “Passengers will be notified by their airlines directly of any changes to flights.
“We anticipate further changes to the Heathrow operation on Monday September 19, when Her Majesty’s funeral is due to take place, and will communicate those in more detail over coming days.
“We apologise for the disruption these changes cause, as we work to limit the impact on the upcoming events.”