Asian flights affected by heavy UK snowfall

20 Dec 2010

Heavy snowfall in the UK has forced Asian carriers to cancel or delay flights to London as Heathrow International Airport tries to limit arrivals and departures for safety reasons.

Adverse weather conditions have disrupted flights for three consecutive days and the airport’s website claims that further delays and cancellations are expected to continue for the next few days.

Cathay Pacific cancelled two flights from Hong Kong to London – CX257 and CX253. Flights CX251 and CX255 are expected to fly according to schedule yet passengers are advised to keep checking the status of the flight here.

All four flights flying out of London to Hong Kong will depart as scheduled, the carrier announced. Additionally, the carrier has arranged for two extra flights to handle a backlog of passengers: CX8004, which is scheduled to depart at 0800 GMT on December 21, and CX8002, which will depart at 1430 GMT on December 22. All customers are advised to input their contact details into “Manage My Booking” on the Cathay Pacific website in order to receive up to date flight information via SMS or email.

The carrier has also announced that it will waive all rebooking and reissuing charges for all Cathay Pacific tickets worldwide for travel to or from London between December 18 and 21.

Thai Airways has likewise delayed two flights due to the snowfall: TG919 from Bangkok to London and TG917 from London to Bangkok. For further schedule updates, click here.

For more information, visit your carrier’s website or

Alisha Haridasani

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