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Fog flight updates: UK air travel disruption continues this morning

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Aer Lingus has cancelled two flights and delays are widespread as fog continues over southeast England this morning.

The UK Met Office is maintaining its yellow weather warning for much of southeast England, with fog expected to remain until midday.

As a result of the weather, Aer Lingus cancelled Flight EI154 (Dublin to London) and flight EI155 (London Heathrow to Dublin) this morning.

"We wish to advise that due to the foercasted adverse weather (fog) in the London area, we have had to reduce capacity into Heathrow," the airline says.

Among more than 100 flights cancelled by British Airways today are two flights between Dublin and London City Airport.

The airport was operating a much-reduced schedule, "with visibility down to around 50 metres," it was reported this morning.

CityJet flights from Dublin to the East London airport have been delayed this morning, with Flight WX118 (07.30) currently on hold at least until 9.30am.

"Further cancellations and very heavy delays on the remaining flights on the LCY network can be expected," according to the airline's Twitter account.

Despite the weather, several flights from Dublin to the UK Midlands have gotten away successfully this morning, as have some Aer Lingus, BA and Ryanair flights to London Gatwick and Stansted Airports.

Ryanair flights FR114 (11.20), FR122 (12.50) from Dublin Airport to London Gatwick are currently listed as "on time".

Around 45 flights, 10pc of departures from Heathrow airport, have been 'pre-cancelled' as a yellow weather warning for fog covers much of England and east Wales.

Customers are being advised, as always, to check with their airline website for updates before they travel to the airport.

Passengers whose flights are cancelled have the option to rebook alternative flights at no additional fees, or cancel bookings and request a refund.

Where short-haul flights are delayed by more than two hours, passengers are also entitled to certain care and assistance.

Read more: What happens if my flights are cancelled?

Dublin Airport is ‘fully operational’ this morning, but report that fog and low visibility on the airfield is impacting on a small number of flights.

Fog is expected to lift in the UK this afternoon.

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