Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Freezing weather cancels dozens of Scottish flights

Freezing weather cancels dozens of Scottish flights

Dozens of flights were cancelled in the United Kingdom on Monday due to heavy snowfall, which also disrupted other transport and led to closure of schools. "Airlines are responsible for ensuring their flights are fully de-iced before they are operated and this is resulting in some delays and cancellations". Passengers on Ryanair were worst affected, but at least 10 easyJet flights were also cancelled.

Heathrow Airport also stated: "Some flights at Heathrow will be disrupted today due to crew and aircraft being out of position following yesterday's weather".

A BA spokesperson told The Independent: "We're very sorry that some of our customers' travel plans have been affected by severe adverse weather conditions".

Those flying today, and in the next few days have been urged to visit the website of their airport for updates or contact their airline for further information. However, we regret that weather conditions across the United Kingdom are resulting in some passengers experiencing disruption to their travel arrangements.

Dozens of passengers have tweeted from the runway, where they are sat on planes that are severely delayed. Passengers are advised to check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport.

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Luton Airport and Cardiff Airport has also warned customers to be prepared for delays or cancellations.

The snow-storms in Britain have grounded flights, closed roads and left whole towns without power.

The first day for two brand-new rail franchises turned out to be a shambles. Our operations team is working closely with the airport's on-site MET office, to monitor weather forecasts and minimise disruption to passenger journeys'.

Chiltern Railway services to and from Stratford-upon-Avon and Amersham were cancelled, with delays of up to an hour on the main London Marylebone-Birmingham Snow Hill line.

On Sunday, in high seas and strong winds a P&O ferry with several hundred passengers aboard ran aground near the port. "Passengers were taken from Manchester back to Birmingham on coaches".

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