Eight flights cancelled at Newcastle Airport

  • Eight flights cancelled at Newcastle Airport

Eight flights cancelled at Newcastle Airport

A number of flights at Belfast City Airport are also cancelled.

Airports affected by the weather included the UK's big two at Heathrow and Gatwick, where British Airways and some other carriers have agreed with the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS) to reduce today's schedule, in an effort to try and catch up with the backlog.

Passengers described scenes of "carnage" at Heathrow Airport as heavy snow that blanketed much of the United Kingdom in white caused flight cancellations and long delays.

With a logjam at Heathrow, incoming flights were diverted, with planes from Paris, Iceland, Finland and Athens being sent to Newcastle, while passengers from Zurich, Zagreb, Vienna, Gibraltar, Nice and Madrid went to Cardiff.

In a statement the airline tweeted earlier on Sunday: "Adverse weather continues to impact flights in the United Kingdom and Europe on Sunday December 10, 2017".

A spokeswoman for Heathrow Airport said: "Heathrow airport remains open however we regret that weather across the United Kingdom is resulting in some passengers experiencing disruption to their travel arrangements".

Mr Robertson told the 's: "We have no issues - all of the cancellations are down to issues elsewhere".

In a statement, it said: "We have had a broken down train earlier today at Glasgow Central which has caused disruption this morning".

Some 24 schools in the Highlands were closed due to bad weather and treacherous road conditions, with five schools in Aberdeenshire also closed.

British Airways will be hoping for weather like this at Heathrow, as opposed to the freezing conditions experienced over the last few days.

While roads were closed and power supplies affected around the country, the disruption at Britain's main airport was blamed on planes having to be de-iced before take-off, resulting in a lack of "parking space" for incoming flights.

"Drivers are advised to consider whether their journey is essential or if they can delay it and travel later".