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Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather

Heavy snow is expected to fall overnight in London, prompting airlines to cancel some of their London services.

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A NUMBER OF airlines including Aer Lingus have announced the cancellation of flights to and from London today and tomorrow as heavy snow is expected to fall in the area.

Aer Lingus says that some of its services today between Dublin, Cork, London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are affected.

Sixteen of tomorrow’s flights have been cancelled by the airline and those include flights between London and Belfast and Shannon.

The airline says that passengers affected by the cancellations can reschedule their flight or cancel their booking online. The list of affected flights is available here.

BMI has also announced cancellations, while British Airways says that it is compiling Sunday’s revised Heathrow schedule and it plans to “operate a normal schedule at London Gatwick and London City”.

The BAA said that a reduced flight schedule would operate at Heathrow tomorrow in an effort to minimise the disruption and it expects over 70 per cent of those due to travel through the airport tomorrow to actually do so.

The airport is due to begin publishing a revised schedule of tomorrow’s flights online from 6pm today. It says that the schedule will be revised on a rolling basis as necessary.

Heavy snow is due to fall over London tonight with up to 10cm of snow expected to build up by Sunday morning.

At the time of writing, Gatwick Airport said it was still operating as normal but warned passengers that they should expect some disruption tomorrow due to cancellations and delays.

Anyone who is due to fly to or from London this weekend is advised to contact their airline for further information and to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport.

Earlier today, Ryanair announced it was cancelling dozens of its Italian flights due to adverse weather conditions.

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