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Air traffic restricted over London for Queen Elizabeth II funeral procession

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Air traffic over London is banned on Wednesday Procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Heathrow Airport said. London’s biggest air hub said in a statement that several flights would be “disrupted to ensure silence” during the procession.

The Queen’s coffin faces a ban on flights from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where The late emperor will remain in the kingdom till his last rites On Monday in West Windsor, London.

Heathrow meanwhile flagged more potential disruption for Monday.

“We anticipate further changes to Heathrow operations … when Her Majesty’s funeral is due, and will notify them in more detail in the coming days,” the airport said.

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“We apologize for the disruption these changes have caused, as we work to limit the impact on upcoming events.”

British Airways confirmed that it has canceled eight European flights on Wednesday.

The Civil Aviation Authority regulator has imposed an airspace restriction over central London, banning non-standard aircraft, including drones, flying below 2,500 feet (760 m) between 9-19 September.

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