Due to low visibility, the London Heathrow Airport and London City Airport have issued a warning of cancellation of flights. The weather turned worse yesterday and is still causing travel disruption today, as London is covered under a thick foggy blanket. According to MET office, there is a likely chance that the fog is going to stay for a couple of hours in England and East Wales. Causing a lot of commotion in travelling plans, the travellers are thus directed to double check from the airlines before travelling.
Air passengers are under duress due to the hazardous weather conditions in London since Sunday morning. As it is the start of a working week so, these weather intrusions not only made the passengers upset due to strenuous delays but also became a reason of jeopardizing important appointments. Sunday faced long delays as hundreds of flights were cancelled to and from Heathrow, City and Gatwick airports, as the visibility was less than 100 yards.
Only a few flights could land on Heathrow in the early morning hours yesterday. For the later part of the day multitude of scheduled flights were cancelled creating a chaos due to last minute withdrawals. Monday seems to kick start with the same weather condition. Therefore, either the airlines precancelled their schedule or those who did not, had to cancel later on.
The spokesperson at Heathrow Airport said that “passengers who are travelling today are given due assistance in the airport terminals”. As long as the situation persists, a number of passengers are stranded on the report terminals, waiting for their flights to resume. The passengers have taken on social media and twitter to explain the situation of the fog and the misery they have to encounter in the airports.
Moreover, Heathrow airport has also issued a statement that due to the weather it seems likely that the situation of cancelling the flights have to persist for tomorrow as well. As the met office have forecasted that the fog may come again tonight and tomorrow morning.
Flights to London City Airport were also cancelled on Sunday and today as well. Although a number of flights were diverted to Gatwick Airport but later, the airport also issued a warning to the airlines about the extreme foggy conditions resulting in further cancellations. Leeds, Birmingham and Liverpool airports are also affected due to this usual situation. Flights within EU countries are also facing cancellations and long hour delays.
The airport spokespersons are requesting the passengers that they must contact their airlines before setting up the days travelling plans. British Airways and KLM have also cancelled dozens of flights following the weather conditions. Therefore, it is advised that the passengers must check their flight status with relative airlines to avoid any further inconvenience.