London City Airport has announced flights could resume by noon or before as work to repair a hole in its only runway continues.

UPDATE: Flights resume at LCY but delays expected

Flights were diverted, cancelled and delayed this morning by the defect , which is believed to have been spotted as the first plane took off on Tuesday, May 19.

Many flights have been cancelled or delayed. Picture Twitter / @gabidallariva

The airport's closure has caused chaos across Europe with many passengers left sitting and waiting for information.

The airport continues to advise anyone travelling to contact their airline to check the situation before travelling.

Here's its departure and arrival information page .

Information board at the airport. Picture Twitter / @gabidallariva