Foggy weather interrupts the flight plans, disrupts travelling by air in England
December 18, 2016-BBC
Fog has disrupted air travel in southern England with several flights cancelled because of poor visibility at London airports. All inbound flights were diverted to London City airport on Saturday while Heathrow and Gatwick also stated disruption. It has been told that the passengers should consult about the delays to their airlines before moving on to the airport. There will be additional commotion for travellers over Christmas because of trade action over pay disagreements. At least a dozen British Airways flights were cancelled due to poor visibility in south-east England.
“In conjoint with other airlines, we are undergoing some distraction to our flights,” a British Airways (BA) spokesperson said. BA cautioned that there would be knock-on postponements due to disturbance at Heathrow. The airport has restricted landing and take-offs with some expected delays and few flight cancellations.
London City airport told passengers that “noteworthy fog in London is persistent to cause flight delays” and that it would be closed from around midday on Saturday till Sunday which will have persistent fog too but the airport will operate. The Met Office cautioned of cloudy weather during Saturday evening in London, with extents of mist and fog becoming extensive. Other parts of the country likewise experienced abridged visibility on Saturday.