Travellers flying through London City Airport faced major disruptions today as a hole opened up on a runway.
The airport is carrying out emergency engineering works to deal with the problem.
In a statement, a London City Airport spokesperson, said: “Due to emergency runway maintenance we’re experiencing delays. Contact airline for flight updates, we apologise for inconvenience caused.
“Our team is working to get this fixed asap, we apologise for inconvenience”
Commuters took to Twitter to vent out their frustration:
— Sarah Rainey (@sarahrainey4) May 19, 2015
— Beyond OC (@beyond_oc) May 19, 2015
Stuck at London City Airport.. feeling like Tom Hanks! pic.twitter.com/qPktNITNXY
— Alan Higginson (@AlanHigginson1) May 19, 2015
Hole in runway at City Airport delaying all flights. Should just pop a cone up & let it slowly fill with crisp wrappers & cans #BritishWays
— Damian Smyth (@smythmr) May 19, 2015
So, it turns out, London City Airport is closed because there is a hole in the runway … no, I’m not kidding #longdayahead
— Sean M Tuffy (@SMTuffy) May 19, 2015