London Heathrow has cancelled dozens of flights due to heavy snowfalls.
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London Heathrow has cancelled dozens of flights after the ‘beast from the East’ snowfall saw the country’s travel networks fall into chaos. The freezing weather coming in from Russia has prompted British Airways to already cancel 42 flights today, with many more cancellations expected. The cancelled flights from Heathrow Airport include journeys to London, other cities in Europe, as well as New York and Los Angeles.
According to BBC 5Live Travel, British Airways “have cancelled 9% of flights at Heathrow this morning ahead of the bad weather coming in.”
Heathrow has cancelled dozens of flights after the “beast from the east” snowfall A snow warning has been issued at Heathrow by the MET office, with temperatures forecast to drop to -4 degrees Celsius.
One of the biggest reasons for the cancellations, which are agreed between the airport and the airline, is to allow airplane deicing to go ahead safely without causing problems due to gate delays. The Siberian blast could cause temperatures to plunge to negative fifteen degrees Celsius in some parts of the UK, with experts warning that the sub-zero weather could last until the middle of March.
A statement directed towards those flying today on the British Airways website states:
“We are sorry that the weather this week is likely to lead to some delays and disruption to our schedules. We have agreed with Heathrow airport, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and other airlines to proactively reduce the flight schedules at the airport for several hours during the worst of the weather on Wednesday, 28th of February.
We are sorry that the weather this week is likely to lead to some delays and disruptions to our schedules. We are keeping flights for later in the week under regular review depending on the latest weather forecasts we are receiving.
It is likely we will have to proactively cancel some services and rebook customers on to alternative flights. Customers on cancelled services can also claim a full refund if they no longer wish to travel.”
The SmartMove2UK wishes safe travels to everyone travelling to and from the UK through this snow storm. Enjoy the weather and stay warm!
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