Updated at 4.35pm
AIRLINE PASSENGERS have been advised to contact their airlines before travelling today, after heavy snowfall forced the curtailment of airport services in the UK and onto Europe.
Over six inches of snow fell overnight in some parts of Britain, while Europe is also feeling the effects of heavy snowfall throughout the week.
Aer Lingus has cancelled 16 flights between London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports and Irish destinations including Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Belfast.
Ryanair has cancelled dozens of flights today, including a number from Paris Beauvais which is inaccessible due to snow.
Ryanair yesterday cancelled over 30 flights as a result of snow in Britain and on the continent, particularly in Italy, where Rome Ciampino airport shut after the city saw its first snowfall in over 25 years.
Britain remains most heavily hit by the snow, with the BBC reporting that Heathrow authorities have come under attack for cancelling some flights before the expected snow even reached the airport.