Leeds Bradford Airport has robust plans in place to combat drone disruption as tough new laws announced

Leeds Bradford airport has firm plans in place with police to crack down on illegal drone activity, airport officials assured today.

But it wouldn’t be pressed on what the plans entailed, or whether they’d been forced to tighten them up, in light of the recent travel chaos caused by drone sightings over Gatwick and Heathrow airports last month.

Airport spokesman Phil Forster said: “In conjunction with West Yorkshire Police the airport has a robust response and contingency plan in place to mitigate any unauthorised drone activity. Due to the sensitive nature of this subject we are unable to give exact details of the plan.   

“Regarding day to day activity, we continue to have an excellent relationship with our local commercial drone operators which includes an effective booking process and operating procedures.”

His comment came after more than 100,000 travellers were affected when

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