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25 October 2012 09:22
Low-visibility conditions led to the cancellation of approximately 120 flights at Heathrow airport
A second consecutive day of heavy fog across large parts of England has further disrupted flight schedules already hit by striking French workers. Low-visibility conditions meant that around 120 inbound and outbound flights were cancelled at Heathrow yesterday, with many other flights delayed or re-routed.
The fog also disrupted travellers at London City Airport and Stansted, with Newcastle airport also forced to cancel a number of flights because of the bad weather. The Met Office today issued a 17-hour severe weather alert in the South, Midlands and north of England, meaning passengers due to fly today are likely to face further cancellations and delays. Eleven early morning departures from London City have been cancelled, as have 15 inbound services, which included flights to and from Scotland.
With climate scientists warning that the British weather is likely to get increasing unpredictable over the next few years, it is vital that travellers ensure they take out
travel insurance to cover their costs in the event of cancelled or delayed flights. Bristol Airport warned that a strike by civil service workers in France was likely to cause air traffic control delays, with passengers advised to check-in on time and check airline websites for updated flight information.
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