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Heat Wave Leaves London Luton Airport With Runway Defect

Passenger aircraft on the tarmac at London Luton Airport in January.

Passenger aircraft on the tarmac at London Luton Airport in January.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Engineers have been called in to repair a surface defect at London Luton Airport’s runway caused by Monday’s high temperatures amid a heat wave that looks set to shatter records. 

The airport is working to resume operations as soon as possible, it said in a Tweet.