Passengers stranded overnight at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport had to provide beds and blankets for hundreds of stranded passengers overnight.

The bad weather caused delays and cancellations which left people waiting to re-book tickets.

Stansted temporarily closed its runway twice yesterday due to ice. As a result, 27 inbound and 27 outbound flights were cancelled leaving around 300 passengers in the terminal waiting to rebook flights.

The airport provided beds and blankets for people who couldn't get home or find accommodation.

Passengers stranded at Stansted Airport. Credit: ITV Anglia

Stansted said all flights were anticipated to operate as scheduled today although passengers were reminded to check their flight's status before travelling to the airport.

Meanwhile around 50 flights were cancelled at Luton and the airport is also urging passengers to check with their airlines before travelling.

"All affected customers were contacted by email and SMS text message and advised of their rebooking options," Ryanair said in a statement.

"We sincerely apologise to all customers affected by these weather cancellations and disruptions, which are entirely beyond our control."