Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Trains, buses and flights cancelled as roads empty for gritters

Trains, buses and flights cancelled as roads empty for gritters

London City Airport has resumed operations today after suspending all flights due to the bad weather.

These cancellations follow on from travel mayhem yesterday with 2000 flights cancelled across Europe in total.

Ryanair has announced that it is now planning for a return to full operations, in all Irish airports, this Saturday, 3 March.

Reuters UK Tweeted minutes ago revealing that all flights from the four UK airports are cancelled.

"Due to the snow, there are several Scottish and Irish routes which remain disrupted, with cancellations and delays highly likely if passengers are travelling to those destinations".

Airport officials said on Twitter that flights were departing and arriving at Kennedy Airport on a "limited basis" due to windy weather.

A "technical error" had seen some people who were trying to re-book flights free-of-charge on the website being charged, and the airline said they would be refunded, and it has a team dedicated to resolving the this technical issue quickly.

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Passengers whose flights have been cancelled have been warned not to travel to the airport.

A spokesperson said the airport was "fully operational throughout last night and remains fully operational" this morning despite the weather conditions.

The storm is expected to be the most extreme winter weather event in Ireland since 1982 as Storm Emma clashes with Arctic winds causing heavy snowfall and gusts of up to 110kmh, resulting in "zero-visibility".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a travel advisory for all areas north of New York City, requesting limited travel due to risky driving conditions.

Passengers have been reminded that those passengers that have had flights cancelled or heavily delayed are not entitled to cash compensation from their airline, but says that the airline has a duty to provide accommodation and food to travellers.

A Birmingham Airport spokesperson said: "We are open and operational so the cancellations are due to weather in other parts of the United Kingdom and Europe".

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