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Dublin: 12°C Friday 19 August 2022
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Flights and ferry crossings impacted by bad weather

The runway at George Best Belfast City Airport is currently closed, while Irish Ferries have had to cancel their Jonathan Swift fast craft sailings.

The runway at George Best Belfast City Airport is currently closed (file photo).
The runway at George Best Belfast City Airport is currently closed (file photo).
Image: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

HEAVY SNOW IN Belfast has forced the closure of the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport.

Persistent snowfall has resulted in the airport’s decision to “snow close” the runway until at least 8.30am this morning, while the airport itself remains open.

In a statement issued at 6.30am this morning, the airport advised passengers to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

The airport have said that they will be providing updates throughout the day via Twitter and Facebook, with the next update expected at 8.30am.

Separately, bad weather has forced the cancellation of all Irish Ferries Jonathan Swift fast craft sailings between Dublin and Holyhead.

These include the 8.45am and 2.30pm sailings from Dublin and the 11.50am and 5.15pm sailings from Holyhead.

Irish Ferries have said that passengers that were booked on any of these cancelled services will be accommodated on the MV Ulysses Cruise Ferry, which is operating as follows:

  • Dublin to Holyhead 8:05am and 8.55pm
  • Holyhead to Dublin 2.40am and 2.10pm

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