Heavy snow blanketed parts of the UK over the weekend causing severe travel disruption to airports and on public transport.
Runways at Manchester Airport were closed on Saturday, followed by closures and cancellations of flights to London HeathrowGatwick and Stansted on Sunday nights.
Are flights to and from the UK still affected by snow?
A thriller weather The warning, which indicates snow, ice and difficult travel conditions, remains in place for southeast England (including London), parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland until Tuesday morning.
Gatwick Airport tweeted that while the airport is open and flights are operating, it will cause freezing weather delays and cancellations for the rest of the day.
They advise passengers to check the status of their flights with their airline before going to the airport.
According to British Airways, Heathrow Airport has imposed a reduction in flights both yesterday (Sunday 11 December) and today (Monday 12 December) due to weather conditions and air traffic control restrictions.
As London Airport is the main hub for the UK national carrier, many B.A flights continue to be disrupted.
“Like all airlines flying to or from London, our schedule has been impacted by the continued adverse winter weather conditions,” the airline says.
Which flights were canceled on Monday?
Monday afternoon (December 12) BA flights to BarcelonaBerlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Genoa, Hamburg, Jersey, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Warsaw and Zagreb are among those cancelled.
BA flights arriving from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Dublin, Frankfurt, GenevaGlasgow, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Vienna and others have been affected.
BA flights to Arrecife, Malaga, MarrakeshSalzburg, Seville and Tenerife were canceled by Gatwick.
To minimize disruption BA uses larger aircraft where possible to allow as many customers as possible to travel. They also offer to booked customers short-haul flights from London, still operating, the option to move to a later date within the next 14 days free of charge via their website.
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Other airlines to cancel flights from Gatwick on Monday afternoon include easyJet (Arrecife, Gran Canaria, PortoTenerife, Valencia) and Wizz Air (Larnaca).
The disruptions at Manchester Airport are minimal, with a handful of Ryanair canceled flights (Brussels, Cork, Lisbon, London Heathrow) and an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin, among others.
In a statement, Ryanair said “Due to the continuous snowy weather conditions, we are experiencing a small number of flight delays/cancellations to/from select UK airports today (12 December), including Manchester.”
While they are working to minimize breakthey recommend checking the app or airline website for flight status updates before heading to the airport.
As of Tuesday (December 13), the disruption has mostly eased at Gatwick and Manchester airports. At Heathrow, there are far fewer disruptions with about one BA flight being canceled per hour. Among them are flights to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Boston, Brussels, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, GlasgowLisbon, Lyon, Milan, Miami and Stockholm.
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