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Strong winds cause disruption at Heathrow

31 May 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Travellers using Heathrow airport today (May 31) may experience disruption due to high winds.

British Airways posted the following advice on its website on Monday evening:

"Strong winds are expected at London Heathrow on Tuesday 31 May.

"We have agreed with Heathrow Airport and other airlines to slightly reduce our short-haul flight schedule in response to this.

"For safety reasons Air Traffic Control has to allow greater spaces between landing aircraft in high winds and this has resulted in a reduced number of aircraft being allowed to land each hour at Heathrow.

"We apologise for any difficulties caused by the poor weather and will do all we can to minimise the effect it has on our operations."

Heathrow is celebrating its 70th anniversary today, and Cathay Pacific has released a flash sale offering discounted fares on its route between Hong Kong and the London hub.

ba.com, heathrowairport.com

Mark Caswell

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