London Gatwick main runway was closed due to a Virgin Boeing 747-400 dropping oil. Flights departed from the old disused backup runway 08L.
Many flights were diverted to Southampton Airport and flight delay was increasing.
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) February 29, 2016
Flight operations resumed at Gatwick Airport on main runway 08R at 14:05 local time.
Cleanup under way pic.twitter.com/943bkFeqKc
— VulcanLew (@VulcanLew) February 29, 2016