Planes across Europe grounded, warnings of severe condition and more cancellations

 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 


TravelThe Siberian weather has led passengers across Europe face chaos as flights schedules have been disrupted, further the Eurocontrol in Brussels has warned of delays at airports across Europe.



There were predictions by air traffic management organization of moderate to high delays.



Around 68 short-haul flights have been cancelled by the British Airways in  a bid to protect its overall schedule and the passengers were informed before and rebooked on alternative departures.



BA apologized that the weather this week was likely to lead to delays and disruption in their schedules.


The airline wants to protect its long-haul schedule and passengers on short-haul and domestic flights to or from Heathrow or Gatwick up to Friday 2 March are able to reschedule for travel up to 21 March.



British Airways requested passengers to keep checking the very latest information about flight before travelling to the airport as the situation could change at short notice.


Due to overnight snowfall in Rome, flights to and from the city’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports were affected and no flights operated at the latter airport, used by budget airlines, until 11am local time.



Almost 50 flights to and from the Italian capital were cancelled by Ryanair it  included two round trips to Stansted and one to Manchester.



There is a delay in operations in services on easyJet from Gatwick and Luton to Rome Fiumicino of one to two hours.



Alitalia has experienced many delays and cancellations and  is offering passengers booked up to 2 March to rebook on alternative flights.



It is reported that Stockholm’s Arlanda airport is also badly affected by snow and most UK services are being heavily delay.



Dozens of other European flights have been cancelled and Lanzarote’s airport is affected by strong winds, with many flights cancelled or severely delayed.



Ryanair flights to Belfast, East Midlands and Liverpool operation will be  around 10 hours late.



It was also revealed that passengers whose flights were  cancelled or heavily delayed by bad weather were  not entitled to cash compensation but the airline if necessary may  provide meals and overnight accommodation to stranded travellers.

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