Disruption at London airports due to fog

Disruption at London airports due to fog

A warning of flight disruption has been issued due to fog at London area airports this morning.

Flight schedules are likely to be reduced as airlines cope with the poor weather conditions. Heathrow cancelled 100 flights this morning while 37 were affected at London City airport.

Freezing fog forced two flights to Southampton to be diverted to Bristol and Bournemouth airports last night.

Heathrow warned passengers to check flight updates before travelling today.

“Foggy weather across London is expected on Monday and some passengers may experience disruption to their journey as a result,” the airport said.

“Heathrow advises passengers to check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport. Heathrow’s top priority is the safety of passengers and we apologise to those whose travel has been affected.”

British Airways said: “Forecast fog across parts of southern England will affect some flights to and from London’s airports on Monday.

“As a result of the poor forecast we have agreed with Heathrow, National Air Traffic Services and other airlines to slightly reduce our flight schedules at Heathrow on Monday.

“For safety reasons air traffic control has to allow greater space between landing aircraft in fog and this will mean a reduced number of aircraft being allowed to land each hour at Heathrow.

“As well as slightly reducing our Heathrow flight schedule, other flights are likely to be delayed throughout the morning. We are also expecting fog at Gatwick and London City airports to affect some flights.

“We are sorry for the difficulties caused by the poor weather and will do all we can to minimise the effect it has on our operations.”

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