UPDATE 1500 January 13: Snow disrupts UK air travel

13 Jan 2010 by Mark Caswell

Advice for major UK airports as of 1500:

Gatwick airport

Following the closure of Gatwick Airport today, we expect to re-open the airport at 15.00 with priority for departing flights, as well as limited arrivals.

There are significant delays and cancellations. Passengers are advised to contact their airline for the latest flight information. We regret the disruption to our passengers’ travel plans but the safety of aircraft and passengers is our top priority.


Heathrow remains open, but cancellations are possible today due to the weather. Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline. Our airfield team is working round the clock to keep both runways clear but the threat of further snow and ice at the airport remains.

We are doing everything we can to support both passengers and airlines. Please leave plenty of time for your journey to or from Heathrow and take extra care on the roads.


The runway has reopened here at Birmingham Airport but expect delays. Please contact your airline for further information on specific flights.

Please allow extra time to get to the Airport as the roads in the region are very poor and Public Transport is not 100%. If you are meeting passengers, some flights are being diverted away from Birmingham.


Inbound and outbound flights are operating but may be subject to delays. Departing passengers are advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and to check in as normal.

Passengers should contact their airline or tour operator for flight information.


Southampton Airport is open today. Flights are now operational again after being temporarily suspended due to the clearance of snow from the runway this morning.

It is anticipated that  there may be some knock-on delays and cancellations as a result of the weather. Passengers are advised to check-in as normal, and to contact their airlines for further information.


Bristol International Airport is open, but flights may be subject to disruption due to the adverse weather conditions across the UK and parts of Europe. Please check with your Airline or Tour operator for further information or visit the Departures and Arrivals pages.

Please leave plenty of time for your journey to the airport and take extra care on the roads. All passengers are advised to check local road conditions with the Highways Agency (Tel 08457 504030) before beginning their journey.  The Flyer coach service is operating to schedule although delays may be experienced.


Aberdeen Airport is open and operational, however arriving and departing flights may be subject to disruption due to bad weather in other parts of the UK. Passengers are advised to check with their airline before arriving at the terminal.


Due to the extreme weather conditions across the UK some flights may be subject to delays. We advise passengers to check the advice of their airline before travelling to the airport.

Advice from Paris CDG:

Due to adverse weather conditions and a nationwide strike by air traffic controllers (DGAC), air traffic is disrupted. AĆ©roports de Paris advises passengers to contact their airline before travelling to the airport to check that their flight is not delayed or cancelled.

Advice from Eurostar:

From Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 January, we are running a near normal service with a small number of cancellations. There may also be some slight delays to your journey. Please consult our revised timetables here.

From Saturday 16 January onwards, we will run a normal service.

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