Flights at Dublin Airport suspended then reinstated after drone sighting

Flights were temporarily suspended at Dublin Airport when a drone was spotted over its airfield.

Thursday, 21st February 2019, 11:15 am
Updated Thursday, 21st February 2019, 11:22 am
Flights were temporarily halted at Dublin Airport after a drone was spotted near its airfield.Photo by PA.

Flights were been temporarily suspended at Dublin Airport due to the sighting of a drone over the airfield.

Newcastle International Airport handles a number of flights too and from the city.

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Bosses issued a message at 11.50am today, when it posted a message which said: "For safety reasons we are temporarily suspending flight operations @DublinAirport due the confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield.

"Passengers should contact their airline's website for flight updates.

"We will post updates here when they become available.

"The safety and security of customers is our key priority at all times."

Just 15 minutes later, it said flight operations had resumed and added: "We apologise for any inconvenience.

"The safety and security of passengers is always our key priority."

Arrivals and departure updates from Newcastle International Airport, which is due to handled a number of flights to and from the city during the course of today, can be found here.