London Heathrow airport says operations resuming after fire alarm

A number of British Airways flights were cancelled or being delayed by several hours at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Reuters reported last night that according to Heathrow's departure board, a number of British Airways flights were canceled or being delayed by several hours at the airport.

A spokeswoman for London Heathrow Airport (LHR) confirmed that they have responded to an emergency.

Passengers at the airport on Wednesday were left frustrated as those trying to catch flights were faced with a lack of information and alternative travel options from the airline.

Earlier, a number of airlines suffered a separate set of delays caused by a fire alarm at Heathrow's air traffic control tower, forcing some flights to be diverted to other airports.

She added that flights are operating today, now the supplier "has resolved the issue", but didn't explain what the root cause was when IT Pro asked.

"Utter chaos at LHR, no communication, no emergency processes and no clue", one passenger Dominic Hill said on Twitter. "We are working with our supplier to urgently resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption".

Heathrow airport in London was CLOSED this afternoon after a fire alarm went off on the airfield.

The alert affected BA services at Terminal 5.

No other airlines are thought to be involved with Virgin Atlantic gleefully confirming it was unaffected.

The disruption comes as airports across the country gear up for the busiest part of the year as the summer holiday season begins in earnest.

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