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Dublin: 9°C Friday 23 October 2020

Flight chaos and cancellations but some Irish airports defy 122 km/h winds to stay open

Cork Airport has cancelled all departures.

THERE ARE MAJOR flight disruptions across Ireland due to Storm Ophelia but the effects vary across different airports.

Cork Airport has confirmed that there will be no further departures from the airport today but some flights may still be arriving.

Flights may begin to depart again later tonight but Cork Airport has said no decision has yet been taken on when that might happen.

Shannon Airport has not closed and flights have been arriving and departing but there may be disruptions and delays.

“Airlines will continue to advise passengers of schedule changes and we strongly advise intending passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport,” Shannon Airport has said.

A gust of wind of wind measuring 122 km/h has been recorded at Shannon Airport.

Dublin Airport is also remaining “open and operational” during the storm but up to 135 flights have been cancelled.

“Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Airways, Air France, CityJet, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Luxair and KLM have all cancelled some services today. The airlines in question have contacted passengers directly in relation to any services that have been affected,” Dublin Airport said in a statement.

Details of arrivals and departures are available on the Dublin Airport website.

The airport is also advising travellers that if their travel plans have been affected by the storm will not be charged for the additional car parking hours.

At Ireland West Airport in Knock, flights by Air Lingus, Ryanair and FlyBe have been cancelled.

PastedImage-20599 Source: Ryanair.com

Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair are advising customers that a refund or a free change of flight are available to passengers of cancelled flights.

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