Snow Continues to Cause Travel Delays

Holidaymakers and timeshare owners may have to brace themselves for more delays as some of the UK’s busiest airports continue to be hit by adverse weather.

Low visibility, caused by the arctic conditions, is still affecting flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, London City and Brussels airports, according to Eurocontrol.

Heathrow said passengers could expect delays and cancellations to certain flights this week, while other airports continue to experience disruption. Passengers are being advised to check their flight status with airline websites.

Leeds/Bradford airport is operating, but the adverse weather has caused some delays to flights.Meanwhile, further snow is forecast to hit Newcastle airport over the next few days.
A spokesperson for the airport said: “We will work hard at Newcastle airport to minimise disruption for all passengers.”

EasyJet said that flights across northern and central Europe could be hit by the wintry spells, including those at Lyon, Toulouse, Milan, Munich, Berlin Schoenefeld, Innsbruck, Krakow, Geneva, Basel and Zurich.

Eurostar was forced to cancel two services from Paris to London and one train from Brussels to London this morning, as well as the 5.04pm departure from London St Pancras to Brussels and the 5.31pm to Paris.

Services also face speed restrictions, extending journey times by between 60 and 90 minutes.

A spokesperson for Eurostar said: “As a result of the continuing snow and ice in the UK, northern France and Belgium, we are having to operate speed restrictions and this is having an impact on journey times and the number of services that we can run.

“We appreciate that this is very frustrating for our passengers who are keen to get to their destination; however, the safety of our passengers and our fleet has to be our top priority.”
If you are travelling to your timeshare resort this week, please check flight statuses and train schedules before departing.

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