They will change flight schedules to accommodate the service
London Heathrow Airport and the airlines operating from it are changing their flight schedules to prevent “noise interference” during flights. Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
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The longest-reigning British monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96 surrounded by family members at his Balmoral estate in Scotland. The Queen’s coffin has since been moved to London’s Westminster Hall, where many members of the British public have traveled to pay their respects as monarch. is in a state the day before her funeral.
“Out of respect for Her Majesty The Queen of Heathrow, NATS and airlines will make appropriate adjustments to their operations to avoid noise interference during the state funeral at Westminster Abbey and the public service at Windsor Castle on Monday,” Heathrow said in a statement. Thursday tweet.
Approximately 15% of the airport’s flight schedule on Monday will be changed. Reuters reported. According to statement from Heathrow Airport and the airlines are “working closely” with the NATS air traffic controller to minimize the impact of operational changes, including the cancellation or rescheduling of some flights.
Virgin Atlantic said in a statement two flights were canceled on Sunday and two on Monday, all four of which flew between London and California. Another flight bound for Las Vegas on Monday was rescheduled to an earlier departure time, the airline said.
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Meanwhile, on Monday, British Airways will cancel about 50 short-haul flights to and from the Queen’s funeral. Some of the airline’s long-haul flights to Heathrow were rescheduled on Monday so they can still operate.
“As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the day of her State Funeral, we have reduced our schedule and rescheduled certain flights to Heathrow to ensure clear skies at certain points on Monday 19 September,” British Airways said in a statement. told FOX Business. “Our thoughts remain with the royal family and the nation.”
The Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey is due to begin at 11:00 am local time, with a two-minute silence at the end. according to Buckingham Palace. The palace said that the ritual service in Windsor will take place at 16:00 local time. There will also be several processions throughout the day.
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