Scotland's weather: Flights cancelled as snow impacts UK airports

More than 20 outbound flights from Scotland's main airports were cancelled on Monday as the winter freeze continued to play havoc with the transport network.

Monday, 11th December 2017, 9:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:02 pm
Edinburgh Airport had its busiest ever November. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Edinburgh Airport had its busiest ever November. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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With heavy snow and ice causing continued disruption across much of the UK, flights from Scottish hubs were axed as airports struggled to clear the backlog from the weekend.

In all, 22 flights were cancelled. At Edinburgh Airport, three British Airways services to Heathrow were cancelled, along with two KLM flights to Amsterdam, an EasyJet service to the Dutch city, and a Flybe flight to Shetland.

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The extent of the disruption – which saw up to 32cm of snow fall in parts of Wales and led to Birmingham and Luton airports to temporarily close their runways – also meant that a British Airways flight to Heathrow scheduled for Tuesday morning was cancelled early Monday.