The drone no-fly zone around airports has been extended to protect aircraft at Royal Air Force bases and airports.

The new legislation bans drones from being flown within five kilometres (3.1 miles) of the end of a runway without permission.

The no-fly zone extension offers an additional layer of protection for RAF stations, which already have restrictions in place prohibiting the use of drones.

Drone sightings at London Gatwick in December caused around 1,000 flights to be cancelled or diverted over 36 hours, affecting more than 140,000 passengers in the run-up to Christmas.

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