Freezing weather conditions are disrupting flights from airports across the UK. Road and rail journeys are also badly disrupted. The weather in Scotland has been particularly harsh by UK standards.
By mid-morning on March 1st Glasgow Airport had said there will be no arrivals or departures before 15:00 local time. More than 200 passengers spent the night in the terminal. Edinburgh Airport tweeted that “some airlines do not have the critical mass of staff to run operations securely” and later added that British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Turkish, KLM, Flybe, Aer Lingus and Air France had “decided not to fly today, [March 1, 2018]”.
A red weather warning issued for Wales and the southwest of England led to Flybe cancelling its flights from Exeter and Cardiff while easyJet axed its ervices from Bristol. East Midlands Airports runway was snow closed during the morning and several services cancellations running through to the end of the day have already been announced.
More than 200 flights, mainly short-haul services, have been cancelled at Heathrow while about 50 of Gatwick’s departures were also axed. Many UK and Ireland flights have also been cancelled from London City Airport.
The freezing weather conditions are expected to continue for at least another 48 hours