Wednesday 24 January 2018

Aer Lingus cancels flights between Ireland and London due to heavy fog

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A number of flights between Ireland and Britian have been cancelled today and tomorrow due to adverse weather conditions.

Aer Lingus have cancelled eight flights today and two flights tomorrow due to thick fog at Heathrow airport. 

The airline has stated that travellers who have been affected by the cancellations will be offered alternative services.

"Guests also have the option to rebook to another flight at no additional fee, or cancel booking and request a refund," read a statement from the airline this evening.

Those planning to travel between Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Belfast and London Heathrow in the coming days have been warned that they may experience further delays and cancellations.

A number of Ryanair passengers have tweeted the airline to ask if there are similar disruptions but there has been no official statement from the budget airline as yet.

"Heathrow is open but we are continuing to experience some flight disruptions and slow operations due to low visibility from heavy fog," a spokesperson for Britain's busiest airport said this evening.

"If your flight is tonight or tomorrow, please check its status with your airline before travelling to Heathrow."

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning across the UK that will stay in force overnight.

Met Eireann has not issued any weather warnings but predicts that the mist will thicken to fog in some parts of the country tonight.

"There are particularly foggy conditions on the M1 Dublin/ Belfast Rd between the M1/ M50 Interchange and J16 Dundalk," AA Roadwatch has warned.

"There is also fog on the M3/ N3 Dublin/ Meath Rd from J1 M50 to J6 Dunshaughlin."

Motorists have been advised to reduce speed, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front and use fog lights only in the affected areas.

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