Adverse weather conditions are continuing to affect flights to and from UK airports, particularly in Scotland and the north of England.
Glasgow airport is closed until at least tomorrow morning, with its website carrying the following advice:
“A severe amber warning advising against all but essential travel has been issued by the Met Office and will remain in place until tomorrow morning. In light of this and the impact it is having on passengers and staff, including airline staff, travelling to and from the airport we will remain closed for the rest of the day. This decision has been taken with safety of passengers and staff in mind.
“Our teams are continuing with snow clearing operations, however, we would advise passengers not to travel to the airport. Anyone with travel plans should contact their airline directly for specific flight information.
“Further updates on plans for tomorrow’s schedule will be issued later today.”
Edinburgh is operational, but will close at 1800 this evening, and only a handful of airlines are operating flights to/from the airport today.
In a flurry of tweets posted around 1100 the airport said:
“Travel conditions in Scotland this morning remain difficult and are likely to remain so for the rest of the day. This means that the some airlines do not have the critical mass of staff needed to run operations securely.
“These airlines have decided not to fly today: British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Turkish, KLM, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Air France. We ask that passengers do not come to the airport if they are flying with these carriers.
“All passengers should check with their airline before travelling to the airport. Further updates about other airlines and tomorrow’s operations will be made over the course of the day.
“For now, our priority is our passengers and our staff. We are working closely with Marketing Edinburgh and the city’s hoteliers to find accommodation for any stranded passengers. We are grateful for the response from the City to assist those in need.
“The safety of our passengers and our staff are our priority, and we ask people to make safe decisions regarding their travel.”
The situation regarding flights to and from Scotland is being discussed on our forum here.
East Midlands airport is also currently closed due to “ongoing snow”, with an expected reopening time of 1200.
Most other UK airports are operational, albeit with numerous delays and cancellations, and all passengers are advised to check their flight status before travelling.
Meanwhile travel to and from Heathrow has been disrupted due to the weather. London’s Paddington Station was forced to close this morning, resulting in the suspension of the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services, and the Piccadilly Line currently has “severe delays”.
Here is a list of some of the UK airport Twitter pages where readers can find the latest updates.