Airports reopen but delays continue after heavy snowfall

Airports reopen but delays continue after heavy snowfall

Airports in the south east have reopened this morning after yesterday's heavy snowfall, but passengers are warned to expect further delays and cancellations to flights.

Both runways at Heathrow have reopened and flights are running with some delays. A total of 45 flights have been cancelled from Heathrow.

London City Airport, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton are all returning to normal with a small number of cancellations. Passengers should check with the airline before travelling. Southampton Aiport remains closed but is expected to reopen mid morning.

Eurostar has cancelled four services between London and Paris. Travellers will be put on the next available service, so should still arrive at the terminal on time. Those who choose not to travel will be able to exchange their ticket for an alternative date.

Monday's snow, the heaviest in England for 18 years, caused travel chaos as most runways were closed. A total of 868 departures and arrivals were cancelled at Heathrow and others subject to long delays.

The snow is expected to move from the south east to northern England, Scotland and Wales today.

Around six million people did not make it into work yesterday because of the weather. The Federation of Small Business has estimated that each day of disruption will cost the economy £1.2 million.

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UK airports latest (updated 9.30am, February 4)

From BAA and london-luton.co.uk

Heathrow: Near-full service expected. Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services are operating between the airport and London Paddington.

Gatwick: Near-full service with a small number of delays. Passengers are advised to check in as normal.

Stansted: Full service. No cancellations.

Southampton: The airport is open and passengers are advised to check in as normal.

Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh:  Near-normal service.

Luton: The airport is not reporting any delays or cancellations.

Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle: Airports operating normally.

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