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Heathrow flights delayed to ‘ensure silence’ for Queen’s coffin procession

Heathrow Airport says out of respect it will delay flights on Wednesday so as not to disturb the Queen’s coffin procession to Westminster Hall.

September 14, 2022
By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent
14 September 2022

Heathrow Airport flights will be delayed so they do not disturb the Queen’s coffin procession on Wednesday.

The west London airport said in a statement that “out of respect” for the mourning period it will be making “appropriate alterations to our operation”.

These include flights being 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”.

The airport added: “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.”

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