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Heathrow Airport has seen queues of passengers waiting to leave as the freezing fog has led to around 60-70 flights being cancelled.
London City Airport has a list of Frequently Asked Questions about cancellations due to adverse weather conditions.
Gatwick Airport has said that there is no disruption to flights due to the fog, despite notices on its website saying many flights had departed later than scheduled:
Heathrow Airport has explained why fog causes such huge delays at airports;
The airport added that cancelling flights in advance introduces space into the schedule and aims to reduce disruption for passengers by:
- Allowing airlines to rebook passengers onto un-allocated seats on other flights, significantly reducing the number of passengers that cannot travel that day
- Giving passengers clear information about the status of their flight so they can rebook from home or their hotel
- Helping to avoid flights being cancelled at short notice, significantly reducing the chances of people staying at terminals overnight
Passengers in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport have bedded down to wait, after many flights were cancelled or delayed due to fog.
Freezing fog is causing disruption at London's airports this morning. There have been several cancellations at Heathrow and London City Airports. Passengers are advised to contact their airlines to check the status of their flights.