Heavy snow halts flights from London

Heavy snow halts flights from London

Snow at Heathrow, February 2009 - Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA PhotosThe situation at southern UK airports is slowly returning to normal after the heaviest snowfall to hit England since 1991 caused severe disruption to flights on February 2.

Up to 10cm of snow fell in Greater London. A total of 868 departures and arrivals were cancelled at Heathrow, and the Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express services were closed.

Snow is now moving to the north of the country, where it is expected to cause further disruption to travel today.

Image: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Photos

UK airports latest (updated 9.30am, February 3)

From BAA and london-luton.co.uk

Heathrow: Both runways are open. Just 26 arrivals and 19 departures have been cancelled, compared to a total of 868 yesterday. Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services are operating to and from London Paddington. The Piccadily line and bus services are providing a good service.

Gatwick: Airlines are planning to operate a near-full service today. There are a small number of cancellations. Gatwick Express is operating a normal service.

Stansted: Airlines are planning to operate a full service. There are no planned cancellations. Stansted Express is operating a normal service.

Luton: Five flights have been cancelled. Other services are on schedule.

London City: The airport is open, but flights are subject to delay or cancellation.

Southampton: The airport is scheduled to open mid-morning. Passengers should check-in as normal.

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen: Flights subject to delay or cancellation.

Three-day weather forecast from the BBC

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