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Scotland's weather: Flights cancelled as snow impacts United Kingdom airports

Scotland's weather: Flights cancelled as snow impacts United Kingdom airports

Scotland's weather: Flights cancelled as snow impacts United Kingdom airports

At the west London airport, passengers complained of being trapped on a British Airways plane on the ground for more than four hours with no information from the airline.

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.

Significant build-ups have been also reported in Leicestershire, Worcestershire and Bedfordshire, while snow has been falling heavily in Birmingham city centre.

This follows the cancellation of more than 160 flights at Heathrow Airport yesterday and more than 60 today, which is said to translate into between 13,000 to 15,000 passengers.

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

British Airways was worst affected, with 24 long-haul departures cancelled as well as dozens of short-haul flights.

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Six morning flights from Glasgow and Edinburgh have been cancelled to Heathrow while a number of others flights were also delayed.

A BA spokesperson told The Independent: "We're very sorry that some of our customers' travel plans have been affected by severe adverse weather conditions".

"Our main priorities are to run what services we can safely and make preparations to protect the start of commuter services on Monday morning".

"We have put a flexible re-booking policy in place so that all customers due to fly from Heathrow today, Sunday December 10 and tomorrow, Monday December 11 can re-book to travel on alternative flights until Monday December 18".

Flights to Aberdeen have also faced significant delays as a result of the weather.

A Heathrow spokesperson 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". The airport was packed as passengers backed up waiting for news of flights.

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