Heathrow flights delayed to ‘ensure silence’ during coffin procession

“We anticipate further changes to the Heathrow operation on Monday Sept. 19, when Her Majesty’s funeral is due to take place, and will communicate those in more detail over coming days.

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Heathrow Airport flights will be delayed so they do not disturb Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin procession in London 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 1:50 pm and 3:40 pm (1250 GMT and 1440 GMT) on Wednesday to “ensure silence over central London as the ceremonial procession moves from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.”

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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 Sept. 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.”