Earlier this week, Gatwick predicted a "break-record" festive period
Thousands of passengers remain at Gatwick as police continue to search their search for a drone operator who caused a shut down at the airport.
The flights were brought to a standstill after a drone was seen on the airfield on Wednesday.
Today, the police failed to find the device or pilot, but considering plans to shoot it.
Gatwick bosses urged travelers to check their flight status before going to the airport. [19659007Becauseofthefactthat"averylimitednumberoflights"areontherise
On Thursday's speech, Gatwick's chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe said 120,000 people had to fly out of the runway.
The staff are working on contingency plans in the event of reunions again, he said.
Passengers complained of "freezing" temperatures in the southern terminal, while others came from abroad after the incoming flig
Dozens of passengers contacted the BBC to say uncertainty leads them to overthrow their happy travel plans or spend too much money on new flights and hotel stay.
Budget airline Ryanair said it had moved all of its Gatwick flights to operate within and outside Stansted airport on Friday.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government is doing "everything we can to make arrangements at other airports".
Steps include the lifting of the night -Flight restrictions so that "more airplanes can get and out of the country", he said.
- Gatwick's path closed just after 21:00 GMT on Wednesday when two drones were seen flying around the fence and into the airfield
- It was re-opened at 3:01 pm Thursday but closed again about 45 minutes later due to additional sightings
- Outbound flight was grounded, while incoming airplanes were redirected to other airports
- About 10,000 passengers were affected overnight on Wednesday
- On Thursday, the police flight flight is accidental action to disrupt the airport "but there is no evidence to suggest that it is related to terrorism
- More than 20 police units from the two forces joined the search for the culprit, which may face up to five years in prison
- the military, with "other distinctive abilities", was assigned to assist police operations
- In On Thursday evening, 120,000 people had flights that were canceled and the police said there were more than 50 drone sightings since the route was first closed
The search for the drone
The Sussex Police is locked in cat and mouse games with drones since the airport shutdown started.
Despite dozens of sightings, the device, where detective believed to be "adapted and assembled" to cause accidental interference, was not found.
Det Ch. Supt Jason Tingley is re-examining the plans for armed officers who shot drone after other methods failed.
The measure was abolished at the risk posed by "wild ammunition" but became a "tactical option" again after other methods failed, the detective said.
Officers also follow the following lines of inquiry into "specific groups" and a "number of people of interest". do what we can do to drone out of the sky, "he said.
Supt Justin Burtenshaw, head of armed policing for Sussex and Surrey, said that finding a drone operator was a" hard and hard "
" Every time we believe we are near the op erator, the drone is gone; when we look to reopen the airfield, the drone is re-emerged, "he said.
As a result of an appeal for information, the Sussex Police said that it had been bothered by calls, but people contact information that "focuses on the identity or location of the drone operator. "
What happened to the passengers?
The travelers found that they did not fly inside and outside Gatwick.
Thousands have been left for hours within the terminal building of the airport, sleeping on floors and banks.
Some who spoke to the BBC included a couple who were expecting a honeymoon in New York and a seven-year-old underwent flying to Lapland.
Others found themselves stuck in another country.
Earlier this week, Gatwick predicted a "record-breaking"
The head of the eror Mr Woodroofe refused to comment on the possibility of those affected by the disruption paid.
The Civil Aviation Authority stated that the event was an "unusual thing", and therefore airlines were not obliged to pay any financial compensation to passengers.
Alex Neill, from consumer rights groups Anyway, said people "may still be eligible for food, refreshments, shelter or transfer".
Airports and drones: The law
is illegal to fly to a drone within 1km of an airport or airport boundary and fly above 400ft (120m) – which adds the danger of a collision to a man-made plane – is also prohibited.
The killing of an aircraft's safety is a criminal offense that may bring a sentence of imprisonment for five years.
The number of aircraft incidents involving drones has grown significantly over the past few years, as the popularity of equipment has increased.
In 2013 there were no events, compared to almost 100 last year.
Mr. Grayling said the events in Gatwick were "not something that had not experienced this country before", even though drones had become a problem elsewhere in the world.
to "go furthe" In drone manipulation, he said, including contemplating age limits for users.
He added: "Anyone who strives to do so [as and Gatwick] again, should expect to be in prison for a long time."  The Airprox Board of the UK reviews events involving drones and keeping a record of all reports. For example, in an incident last year, a pilot flying to Manchester saw a red-drained "football-sized" drone passing the left side of the aircraft.
In another, an airplane that leaves Glasgow is confined to a drone. The pilot said in the case that the crew had only three seconds of warning and had "no time to prevent action".
Have you ever been affected by suspension of flights at Gatwick Airport? Do you have questions about your consumer rights? You can contact by email email@example.com .
Please include a contact number if you would like to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:
- WhatsApp: +44 7555 173285
- Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay
- Send photos / videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- O Upload your photos / videos here
- Text SMS or MMS on 61124 or +44 7624 800 100