>> British budget airline EasyJet said on Tuesday, that drone disruption at London's Gatwick Airport in December had cost it nearly $20 million. The airline said its revenue was down 5 million pounds. That's nearly $7 million after a mystery saboteur brought 36 hours of travel chaos. On top of that, the carrier said it incurred roughly $13 million in other costs.
82,000 EasyJet customers were affected by the drone sighting at Gatwick, which forced it to cancel over 400 of the airline's flights. Police arrested two people but both were released without charge. In early January, there was also a drone sighting reported at London's Heathrow Airport, which briefly grounded all flights.
Despite the financial setback at the end of last year and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, EasyJet said bookings for this year were encouraging.