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Snow update: Edinburgh airport reopens; London City experiencing delays

30 Nov 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Snowfall in Scotland and England is causing disruption to several UK airports today, with Edinburgh having reopened after earlier closures, and London airports experiencing delays and cancellations.

A statement on the Edinburgh airport website (posted at 1200) says:

“After heavy snow fall, Edinburgh Airport is now open. Passengers are advised to contact their airline before travelling to the airport.”

Aberdeen airport says that “Despite the snow, the airport is currently open for business”.

Birmingham says it is not experiencing any disruption due to the snowfall, and Manchester airport remains open, with the following advice posted at 0700:

“Manchester Airport is operating normally this morning despite a light snow fall overnight.

“With forecasts showing minor snow flurries during today, the airport will continue to use Runway 1 to ensure that normal operations continue throughout today (Tuesday 30 November 2010).

“Three flights have been cancelled this morning to Copenhagen and Frankfurt because of heavy snow at those airports.

“Three flights bound for Leeds Bradford Airport were diverted to Manchester Airport overnight.

“Passengers travelling from Manchester Airport today are advised to come to the airport as planned. Anyone concerned about their travel plans will find live flight schedules available at www.manchesterairport.co.uk or via twitter.com/manairport.”

Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are operating normally at present, and London City says that “Flights have started to operate although they are still subject to delays cancellations. Passengers should contact their airline for further information”.

Most UK airports now also update passengers via Twitter – for a list of airport Twitter pages click here.

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