Snow causes chaos at United Kingdom airports

02 March, 2018, 05:31 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Snow causes chaos at United Kingdom airports

Hundreds of passengers stranded at Glasgow Airport overnight will be given Red Cross beds and bedding.

Shannon handled 20 flight diversions alone from Dublin and Cork Airports starting from 04.20 on Wednesday morning until midnight. Passengers have been advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before they travel.

She said some of the food outlets will remain open in the Airport, for those forced to wait.

"Dublin Airport was operational from 5.20 this morning following snow and ice clearance and its runway remained open throughout the day, apart from a short period for de-icing in the mid-afternoon".

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On the budget side of things, Ryanair is facing disruption on both sides of the Irish Sea, with a number of airports being completely cancelled by the airline for the day.

This comes after Ryanair cancelled all of their flights in and out of the country yesterday.

Those flying have been told to allow extra time for their journey.

British Airways said it has agreed to "proactively reduce" flights schedules at Heathrow for several hours during the worst of the weather today.

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De-icing of aircraft and snow clearing is now taking place and the airport says additional staff are on site to assist. Customers who are scheduled to travel through those airports through Friday can rebook through March 21, subject to availability.

Meanwhile, easyJet warned of disruption to many flights.

Passengers have been reminded that those passengers that have had flights cancelled or heavily delayed are not entitled to cash compensation from their airline, but says that the airline has a duty to provide accommodation and food to travellers. No Ryanair or Aer Lingus flights will operate from there tomorrow.

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