Snow causes chaos at United Kingdom airports

Fredrick Soto
March 2, 2018

The airport had hoped to reopen its runway after snow clearing and deicing this morning, but this has been pushed back until the afternoon.

Anybody travelling by air today is advised to check with their airline before making their way to the airport.

Ryanair have said all flights to and from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are cancelled today.

An airport statement said: "Tomorrow is likely to remain challenging and there will be disruption".

We told earlier how one Emirates flight was unable to land at the Glasgow airport today due to the red weather warning.

Manchester Airport saw early morning departures to Dublin, Glasgow, London Heathrow, and the Isle of Man cancelled.

All other airlines are suspending operations from approximately 3pm today.

"If flying, please allow extra time for your journey".

Hundreds of drivers were trapped on the M80 overnight, with the weather bringing up to a foot of snow to roads in Scotland and the north of England.

United Airlines is waiving the change fee and any difference in fare for customers scheduled to fly through March 2, with rebooked travel to take place through March 5 between the same city pair in the same cabin.

Stormy and snowy weather conditions have caused more than 360 flights to be cancelled across the country from a range of airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa. Travelers on cancelled flights can claim a full refund if they no longer wish to travel.

Meanwhile, Dublin Bus says its operating a limited service and has warned passengers they face significant disruption.

The current status of flights can be seen here. Flight schedules for the rest of the week are still under review. Guests who were booked to travel Wednesday can rebook on the next available flight, free of charge.

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