DOZENS of flights have been cancelled today due to foggy weather.
At least 85 British Airways flights have been affected to and from London Heathrow.
Affecting more than 10,000 passengers, routes that have been grounded include Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome and Stockholm.
A number of domestic routes to Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow have been cancelled, as well as a long-haul flight to Miami.
Lufthansa, United, Air France, Virgin, Aer Lingus and SAS have also been forced to cancel flights.
Here is the full list of departing BA flights that have been cancelled today from London Heathrow:
- 9:20am to Milan
- 9:25am to Glasgow
- 9:40am to Miami
- 10:15am to Manchester
- 10:20am to Prague
- 11am to Aberdeen
- 11:45am to Edinburgh
- 12:10pm to Munich
- 12:10pm to Edinburgh
- 1:20pm to Brussels
- 1:40pm to Milan
- 2:50pm to Lisbon
- 3pm to Paris
- 3:15pm to Dublin
- 3:25pm to Frankfurt
- 4:25pm to Madrid
- 5:10pm to Belfast
- 5:10pm to Hannover
- 5:45pm to Amsterdam
Fuming passengers complained on social media with many stuck on the plane for hours after it landed.
One Twitter user wrote: “Flights cancelled. Where are the shuttle buses? No information, no buses, no staff, long queue standing in freezing cold for well over an hour.”
Another tweeted: “We’ve parked but there’s no shuttle bus available to take passengers from the plane to the terminal…an hour late, now.”
A third said: “Landed over an hour ago at T5 and still haven’t got off the plane.”
The cancellations come after temperatures dropped as low as -8C, resulting in dangerous fog across the runways.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, explaining why it affects airlines.
The website states: “Fog, snow, ice and crosswinds mean that air traffic controllers have to increase the gap between planes that are landing, reducing the number of aircraft that an airport can manage.
“The same weather can make it slower and more difficult for the planes to taxi between runway and terminal building.”
It comes after around 70 BA flights were cancelled yesterday due to the weather as well.
A British Airways spokesperson said: “Like other airlines, our schedule has been affected by the continued freezing fog weather conditions experienced across London.
“We’ve apologised to customers whose flights have been affected and are doing everything we can to get them on their way as quickly as possible.
A Heathrow spokesperson also said: “Poor visibility is forecast this morning at the airport and across the South East.
“While there may be minor changes to today’s schedule as a result of the weather, we want to reassure passengers that our colleagues are working in close collaboration with our airline and air traffic control partners to get them safely away on their journeys as quickly as possible.”
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