London airports snow update and runway closures - 18th December

Saturday 18, December 2010


London airports snow update and runway closures - 18th December


Poor weather conditions across the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe continue to cause difficulties.


United Kingdom


London Gatwick

Following earlier snowfall, Gatwick's runway is currently closed until at least 15:00 with no departing or arriving flights. The airport teams are making good progress with runway clearance. There has been no snowfall since 11:00 although some snow is forecast for the rest of the afternoon.


The advice to passengers is to check with their airline before setting out for the airport. There is significant disruption to the rail network and local roads so passengers should check with transport operators before travelling.


London Heathrow

Heathrow's runways are currently closed until at least 16:00 to allow snow clearing and to keep the airport safe. The Police have also closed several access roads because of dangerous driving conditions.


Other airports


London Luton - Airport Closed until 00:00

London Stansted - Airport Closed for arrivals until 20:00

Manchester - Airport Open, but experiencing severe de-icing delays


Belfast Int - Airport Open, disruption possible due to earlier snowfall

Belfast City - Airport Closed due to snowfall until after 12:00

Birmingham - Airport Closed due to snowfall until 14:00 

Bristol - Airport Open, but experiencing severe de-icing delays

Bournemouth - Airport Closed due to snow until after 14:00

Liverpool - Airport Open, but experiencing severe de-icing delays


*All times are in GMT



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