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Flight disruption continues

3 Feb 2009 by Mark Caswell

Heavy snowfall is continuing to disrupt flights across the UK, with delays and cancellations to be expected at most airports. The situation is changing by the hour, and travellers are advised to check with airports and airlines before travelling. What follows is the advice on airport websites at 10.15 on Tuesday February 2:

From the BAA website:

Heathrow: Both runways remain open this morning and we are working hard with the airlines to minimise disruption and operate a near full service. Of a daily total of around 1,300 flights, 26 arrivals and 19 departures have been cancelled today. This compares to 868 in total yesterday. Overnight, Heathrow’s full snow operation (consisting of 58 snow cutters, ploughs and de-icers) have been working around the clock to clear the snow and ice and keep the runways open.

Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services are operating  train services between the airport and London Paddington. The Piccadily line and bus services are providing a good service this morning.

Gatwick: The airport remains open and airlines are planning to operate a near full service today. There are a small number of cancellations and passengers are advised to check with their airline before travelling. Gatwick Express is operating a normal service.

Stansted: Airlines are planning to operate a full service today. There are no planned cancellations due to adverse weather conditions. Stansted Express is operating a normal service.

Southampton: Due to recent heavy snowfall, the airport is still closed whilst the runway is cleared. However, passengers should check-in as normal as the airport is hoping to open mid-morning.

Glasgow:   The airport is open but flights subject to delay or cancellation.

Edinburgh: The airport is open but flights subject to delay or cancellation.

Aberdeen: The airport is open but flights subject to delay or cancellation.

From the London City website:

Following
yesterday’s adverse weather conditions, London City Airport has now
reopened, however flights will be subject to delay or cancellation.
Please check with your airline for the latest information before
leaving for the airport. Airline contact numbers can be found here.

From the London Luton airport website:

Due to adverse weather conditions, flights at London Luton Airport may be subject to delays and / or cancellation. Passengers are advised to check the Airport website www.londonluton.co.uk and contact their airline directly prior to travel.

Limited public transport services are operating to and from London Luton Airport. Greenline / easyBus / Terravison services are suspended until 04:30am Tuesday 3rd February. First Capital Connect has trains running every 15 mins to London and to the North. East Midlands Trains operating as normal at the moment. National Express is running a very limited service.

From the Cardiff airport website:

Cardiff International Airport is currently closed until approximately 1130 as a result of the current weather conditions. Departing passengers are advised to check in as normal and to
contact their airline with any queries.

From the Bristol airport website:

From the Belfast airport website:

Flights to and from London and Leeds Bradford airports are experiencing some minor delays today due to ongoing weather conditions. Passengers should check in as normal. 

From the Dublin airport website:

Flights are operating as normal at Dublin
Airport this morning.

Has your flight been disrupted today? Leave your comments below, or send us an email at editorial@businesstraveller.com.

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