Dozens of flights to and from Heathrow Airport, located near the UK’s capital, London, have reportedly been cancelled ahead of the anticipated arrival of severe winter weather conditions in the country on 12 January. Delays are also expected from the late afternoon on 12 January as crews respond to anticipated snowfall and ice on aircraft. Some airlines have also warned of possible disruptions at Gatwick (http://www.gatwickairport.com/) and London City (https://www.londoncityairport.com/) airports on 12 January. The authorities at Heathrow (http://www.heathrow.com/) have recommended that all persons travelling via the airport on 12 and 13 January check the status of their flights before departure.
As noted above, disruptions may extend to other airports in the UK apart from Heathrow. The impact of the storm is expected to subside from 13 January. Nonetheless, depending on the severity of the conditions, knock-on delays are possible over the short-term.
Gray Dawes Group advises Clients travelling to and from the UK on 12 and 13 January should confirm the status of their flight(s) with their travel team prior to departure, particularly if transiting Heathrow Airport.