Passengers grounded on Heathrow runway as snow causes travel chaos

12 December, 2017, 16:08 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • Up to 28cm of snow has been recorded by the Met Office across high ground

At the west London airport, passengers complained of being trapped on a British Airways plane on the ground for more than four hours with no information from the airline.

A number of flights from the United Kingdom to Ireland have been cancelled because of snow.

British Airways was worst affected, with 24 long-haul departures cancelled as well as dozens of short-haul flights.

Heathrow administration suggested that passengers check the status of their flights prior to traveling to the airport.

Flights were suspended at Birmingham and Luton Airports with Sunday afternoon's BA flight from Heathrow to Gibraltar-cancelled.

Both British Airways and Heathrow apologised for the "problems and inconvenience".

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"We're very sorry that some of our customers" travel plans have been affected by heavy snowfall being experienced across the United Kingdom and Europe, ' a British Airways spokesman said.

By 10am, the airline cancelled 20 flights to create gaps in the schedule, but that soon doubled and the delays had a knock-on effect to other airlines such as Austrian Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines.

Three New York services were cancelled as well as two each to Dubai and Toronto, with many Asian flights also cancelled.

Mr Robertson told the 's: "We have no issues - all of the cancellations are down to issues elsewhere". However, we regret that weather conditions across the United Kingdom are resulting in some passengers experiencing disruption to their travel arrangements. "Airlines are responsible for ensuring their flights are fully de-iced before they are operated and this is resulting in some delays and cancellations".

"Our main priorities are to run what services we can safely and make preparations to protect the start of commuter services on Monday morning".

With a logjam at Heathrow, incoming flights were diverted, with planes from Paris, Iceland, Finland and Athens being sent to Newcastle, while passengers from Zurich, Zagreb, Vienna, Gibraltar, Nice and Madrid went to Cardiff. "We apologise to those affected by today's weather".

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