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London fog hits Scottish airline passengers

A number of flights between Heathrow and Scotland were cancelled this morning. Picture: Dan Phillips

A number of flights between Heathrow and Scotland were cancelled this morning. Picture: Dan Phillips

SCOTTISH passengers travelling to and from London faced travel woes this morning after heavy fog caused delays and cancellations at Heathrow and London City airports.

A number of flights between the main London hub and Edinburgh and Glasgow airports were cancelled this morning, with delays of up to two hours expected on other British Airways services to Heathrow, while at London City Airport in the capital’s Docklands nearly every early-morning service was either delayed or cancelled.

The Met Office warned the public of travel disruption, with visibility expected to drop to lower than 50 metres in places.

Lara Gunn, a forecaster at MeteoGroup said: “A dense fog is hanging over the South East and up towards the Midlands and is expected to linger throughout the morning.

“Visibility will be quite poor in some areas and so travellers should take caution.”

A spokeswoman for Heathrow Airport confirmed that 40 incoming and outgoing flights had been cancelled this morning, and others had been delayed.

London City said: “Due to low visibility this morning flights to/from the airport are experiencing disruptions. Passengers are advised to call their airlines for more information. “

Today’s flight problems follow last Saturday’s major disruption at all airports after difficulties at the Hampshire headquarters of air traffic control company Nats.

Then yesterday an accident involving a landing aircraft at Stansted meant no planes were able to land at the Essex airport for around three hours.

 

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