Several flights in and out of NI cancelled

Calvin Saunders
December 12, 2017

"Please check with your airline before travelling to the airport".

Belfast International Airport's spokeswoman said 16 Easyjet flights had been cancelled so far on Sunday.

Dozens of flights were cancelled in the United Kingdom on Monday due to heavy snowfall, which also disrupted other transport and led to closure of schools.

Heathrow administration suggested that passengers check the status of their flights prior to traveling to the airport. The first snowstorm of winter triggered the cancellation of hundreds of flights and brought roads and railways to a halt in many parts of England and Wales.

"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.

Significant build-ups have been also reported in Leicestershire, Worcestershire and Bedfordshire, while snow has been falling heavily in Birmingham city centre.

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Dozens of passengers have tweeted from the runway, where they are sat on planes that are severely delayed. The aircraft and passengers ended up at Gatwick.

Flights at major European airports, including London Heathrow and Schipol airport in Amsterdam, have been canceled after heavy snow left thousands of passengers stranded.

A spokesperson for the two operators said: "While we have done all we can to prepare our trains, stations and depots, road access is proving the biggest challenge of all".

"We're asking customers to check for information about their flights on before they set off for the airport, and not to come to the airport unless their flight is operating".

Chiltern Railway services to and from Stratford-upon-Avon and Amersham were cancelled, with delays of up to an hour on the main London Marylebone-Birmingham Snow Hill line.

About 50,000 homes were still without power in France on Monday evening as storms that caused a ferry to run aground in Calais on Sunday continued to sweep the centre and west of the country. "Passengers were taken from Manchester back to Birmingham on coaches". Trains at the start of the working week will be busier than usual with passengers who postponed their journeys on Sunday.

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