More than 70 Heathrow flights cancelled as snow causes havoc in UK

More than 70 Heathrow flights cancelled as snow causes havoc in UK

More than 70 flights into and out of London's Heathrow, including 10 flights to and from Dublin and Cork, have been cancelled due to expected snow and freezing temperatures in Britain.

Most of the flights are short-haul ones due to depart on Saturday, 17 March.

The Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington Services are leaving at 27 and 57 minutes past the hour and Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3 to London Paddington Services are departing at 03 and 33 minutes past the hour.

It's advised that anyone due to travel in or out of Heathrow should check their flight information with their airline.

Six flights in and out of Dublin and four in and out of Cork Airport have been affected.

The airport cancelled scores of flights at the end of last month following the arrival of the "Beast from the East" snowstorm.

Most of the flight cancellations were on short-haul routes, although British Airways services to NY and Chicago were among those affected.

"We've worked with our airlines to consolidate Sunday's flight schedule, moving passengers onto fewer flights", said a Heathrow spokesperson.

"A vast majority on British Airways, 86 on BA, and of those nearly all are domestic and European flights".


'During cold weather conditions aircraft have to be de-iced prior to departure to ensure that they are safe and additional measures are taken to ensure the safety of our operation is maintained at all times'.

"We are working closely with our on-site Met Office to monitor the further snowfall expected throughout the weekend".

BA told passengers: "We have merged a small number of flights travelling to or from Heathrow Airport".

The Met Office has been forced to issue new "danger to life" warnings as the cold snap sweeps in, bringing bitterly cold temperatures, snow showers and gusty winds.

In Dublin, three outbound flights and three inbound flights - two Aer Lingus flights and four British Airways flights - have been cancelled due to the bad weather forecast this afternoon.

Bad news for those travelling home from the match this evening.

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It now covers the entire country and runs from midday on St Patrick's Day until 9am on Monday, March 19.

Scattered heavy snow showers are expected along with some "associated drifting", according to Met √Čireann.

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