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November 1, 2015

Fog disrupts airport services across UK

Heavy fog in the UK is affecting flight traffic for the second day on Monday, as major airports including Heathrow and Gatwick warned passengers of delays.

By Lopamudra Roy

Fog

Heavy fog in the UK is affecting flight traffic for the second day on Monday, as major airports including Heathrow and Gatwick warned passengers of delays.

British Airways (BA) alone cancelled around 100 flights to and from Heathrow and London City Airport for the second day.

It aborted 90 flights from Heathrow and almost 30 flights from the London City airports yesterday.

BA said in a statement: "The airport authorities and air traffic control have again requested airlines to reduce their schedules on Monday to maintain safety."

"The airport authorities and air traffic control have again requested airlines to reduce their schedules on Monday to maintain safety."

Many other airlines have either cancelled their flights or delayed them, thereby disrupting the plans and schedules of passengers.

Heathrow Airport wrote on its website: "Following yesterday’s heavy fog, the Met office has issued another fog warning for today.

"If you are due to travel today we advise that you check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport as there may be some disruption to flights. We are sorry for any inconvenience."

Passengers at Gatwick Airport faced a similar situation as the easyJet airline not only cancelled a several flights but also had its plane flying from Rome arrive 11 hours late on Sunday.

Dublin Airport has also warned of possible delays.

"Dense fog around Dublin Airport and in the UK is impacting the flight schedule this evening. Similar conditions are expected tomorrow morning," it said yesterday.


Image: Heathrow Airport. Photo:courtesy of Heathrow Airport Limited.

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