UK flight departure disruption warning amid snow and high wind alerts

Flight departures could be disrupted if weather conditions deteriorate amid high winds and heavy snowfall forecast for parts of the UK from today (Thursday).

The alert was issued last night by as the Met Office issued amber weather warnings for north Wales and northern England from 8am.

Yellow warnings for snow and ice across a number of other areas in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland came into force at 6am together with a caution over rain across much of southern England and south Wales.

Forecasters warned that travel disruption was expected, with power cuts also possible. said: “Our operations team are monitoring the UK forecast closely to ensure we have the most up to date information for all departing and arriving customers on 8th February 2024.

“The Met Office has warned of possible high winds and heavy snowfall in some parts of the UK, mainly affecting higher ground. They have already issued some amber warnings for parts of Wales and the north of England.”

The company added: “We plan to operate our flights as close to schedule as possible, however, there may be some disruption should the weather deteriorate.

“We advise all customers to allow extra time to get to the airport if you are travelling from an affected area and check in as scheduled.

“We will, where possible, board all flights for an on-time departure, however, please be prepared for a longer than normal wait either in the terminal or onboard the aircraft to depart.”

If flights are disrupted, passengers will be contacted by text and email, while the website will post regular updates. 

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