Flights resume at Glasgow Airport following snow delays

Flights have resumed at Glasgow Airport after its runway was opened following heavy snow.

The decision was made to suspend all flight operations on Saturday morning, with the airport posting an announcement on X, formerly Twitter, at 7.24am.

“Our runway is now fully operational again and we are working with our airline partners and their handlers to resume flight schedules," it said.

“Passengers should continue to contact their airlines for further info.

“Thank you to everyone affected for their patience and understanding.”

Glasgow Airport said on Saturday morning that the runway had to be closed due to "heavier than forecast snow" and that teams had been working through the night.

The Met Office issued a weather warning for parts of Scotland, including the Scottish coast south of Dumfries, Cumbria, the eastern coast of England and a yellow warning of ice in the South West of England.

It warned that 1-3cm of snow is possible at low levels and 2-5cm on higher ground after temperatures plummet as low as -10C overnight.

The Met added that further snow showers could combine with icy surfaces to lead to some disruption to road, bus and train services, while icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths could result in “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces”.

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