Travel disruption: Airports

Heavy rain and high winds across the UK and Northern Europe will cause disruption to some flights today. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airlines before travelling to Gatwick Airport today

Heathrow flight disruption this morning

Following consultation between the Met Office, air traffic control and airlines, all parties agreed to reduce the number of flights operating tomorrow to ensure the safety of passengers and employees.

Passengers due to travel this morning should check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport. High winds cause disruption to flights because if the cross-runways winds exceed 30 mph some planes can't take off.

Airlines operating at Heathrow tomorrow are reducing their schedule as follows depending on their timetable and aircraft type:

Around 20% between 06.00 – 11.00around 10% between 11.00 – 16.00Around 5% for the rest of the day.

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