Summer holiday chaos at Luton Airport – Flights canceled after runway melts

FLUSHED holidaymakers were hit by travel chaos at Luton Airport after runway MELTED was closed due to scorching temperatures.

The airport had to suspend flights due to chaos for families who were travelling during the summer holidays.

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Today, temperatures rose so that part of the runway was melted at Luton Airport.Credit: BBC
Flights had to be suspended because of the 'surface defect'

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Because of the “surface defect”, flights had to be stoppedCredit: BBC
Luton Airport has shut due to the high temperatures

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High temperatures forced Luton Airport to close.Credit: Alamy

Luton confirmed the existence of a “surface defect”Today’s scorching weather is to blame.

The airport stated that a surface defect had been identified on the runway due to today’s high temperatures.

“Engineers were dispatched immediately to the scene and work is currently underway to restore operations as soon as possible.

“We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

According to reports, the airport has only one runway.

This comes as schools are closed across the country due to the heat and has caused travel delays.

The runway is also “melted” at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire today as the UK struggled to cope with the weather.

Brits are being advised to stay inside as mercury hits 37.5C in Kew Gardens West London today.

Meanwhile, popular attractions including Chester Zoo in Cheshire, Maldon Promenade Zoo in Essex and York Maze in North Yorkshire have all shut due to the heat.

Fun fairs and beaches also shut their doors due to fears that sand could be. “hot for children”As temperatures rose,

The UK’s all-time high of 38.7C was recorded in Cambridge in July 2019.

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