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Heathrow and Gatwick flight cancellations and delays as UK sees first snow of the yr | Travel News | Travel


Last night snow fell in lots of parts of the UK, and it spells disaster for a lot of hoping to get away. Airports including Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted have been affected.

Travel is amazingly obligatory for a lot of Britons, particularly over the Christmas period when more persons are flying than usual to get to their families.

It was revealed on Lorraine that the British Army might even be enlisted to mitigate the results of travel chaos this winter.

The Met Office has issued several yellow warnings for fog, snow and ice across parts of the country.

Roads are set to be busier as those travelling to the airport are set to battle with the icy conditions.

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Ryanair revealed that two airports will face particular issues because of heavy snowfall.

The statement read: “Attributable to ongoing severe snowy weather across the UK, runways at each Stansted and Gatwick have been temporarily closed tonight disrupting all flights scheduled to depart.”

Several airports have taken to Twitter to share how the snow is prone to affect them.

Last night, Gatwick Airport tweeted: “Sunday 11/ Monday 12 December: Snow and freezing weather may cause disruption on the airport.

“Passengers are advised to ascertain flight status with their airline – and likewise local travel conditions – before departing for the airport.”


The most recent tweet from Stansted Airport reads: “Attributable to adversarial weather conditions, there could also be some disruption to your flight from London Stansted Airport.

“Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and can provide further updates as soon as possible.”

The BBC reported that each one flights have been suspended on the London airport after it was forced to shut its runway because of bad weather.

London’s Heathrow Airport has also been adversely affected by the snowy weather.

A spokesperson from the airport told the Evening Standard: “Poor weather conditions are forecast across the UK today and we wish to reassure passengers that our colleagues are working in close collaboration with our airline and air traffic control partners to get them safely away on their journeys as quickly as possible.

“We encourage passengers to ascertain their flight status with their airline for the most recent information.”

London City Airport can be facing big issues this morning within the aftermath of the snow.

The airport’s official Twitter account informed travellers: “We’re experiencing some disruption this morning because of the numerous amount of cancellations last night, leading to some aircraft being out of position. “We’re hoping to resolve these issues shortly. Please proceed to contact your airline for flight status info.”

Its latest message read: “We predict operations to restart shortly. To make sure everyone’s safety, there shall be a flow restriction on arrivals and departures to start with, which is able to proceed to cause some disruption this morning. Please contact your airline for updates.”

Along with weather induced complications, Border Force strikes will start on December 23 which is able to add fuel to the hearth.
Not only are airports experiencing chaos because of the snow, UK trains have also been hit by strikes, starting tomorrow.

Express.co.uk has contacted Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport and Heathrow Airport for comment.

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