Thousands of airline passengers are urgently seeking alternative flights as another bout of wintry weather sweeps across Britain. Bristol Airport has been closed because of heavy snow, and will not open until the afternoon at the earliest. It told travellers: “Despite all the efforts of our snow clearing team, the runway will remain closed until 12.00. More than 50 flights have been cancelled so far and a Ryanair arrival from Malaga was diverted to Birmingham.
Tens of thousands of travellers will wake up where they were not intending to be after hundreds of flights were cancelled on Sunday due to wintry weather. More than 80 flights to and from Bristol Airport were cancelled: easyJet passengers were worst hit, with Ryanair, KLM and BMI Regional also affected. One angry passenger tweeted: “Absolute shambles of information communication, plane management, deicing services and approach to poor weather.
More than 10,000 airline passengers booked to fly to or from Heathrow on Sunday have had their flights cancelled because of wintry weather. By Saturday evening, 92 flights had been proactively cancelled at Britain's busiest airport in a bid to allow other departures to keep to schedule. Once again, a large majority of the flights grounded by cold weather are with British Airways. The airline has cancelled 64 short-haul flights plus a round-trip from Heathrow to New York Newark.
@rachaelphillips@Ryanair EU rules require cancelling airline to arrange “rerouting...to your final destination at the earliest opportunity”. CAA says airlines must book you on a rival airline “where there is a significant difference in the time that a reroute can be offered on the airline’s own services”
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