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Heathrow airport chaos as storm Eunice forces hundreds of flights to be cancelled today


Airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights going in and out of the UK, both long haul and domestic. British Airways alone have axed almost 100 flights affecting those travelling from Heathrow airport.

As storm Eunice approaches the UK today, February 18, the bad weather is set to cause chaos in British airports, threatening to ruin half-term holiday plans for many British families.

British Airways (BA) alone has cancelled at least 80 flights – 44 to and from Heathrow Airport and 36 to and from London City Airport.

All the cancellations so far are short haul European flights and UK domestic flights.

The raft of flights includes departures to Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Rome, and Verona.

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The airline has put flexible rebooking options in place for anyone travelling short haul today, allowing passengers to change their flight free of charge.

It also has a “book with confidence” policy available for anyone wanting to request a voucher for future use until September 2023.

But BA isn’t the only airline to cancel flights today due to the bad weather.

Virgin Atlantic flights from Heathrow to Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco have been grounded.

There is chaos at Bristol Airport too as easyJet grounded flights to and from Amsterdam, Basel, and Edinburgh this morning.

Flights between Dublin and London, as well as Amsterdam and London, have also been cancelled on Aer Lingus and KLM.

Jet2 has delayed its morning flights to Tenerife and Turkey.

As for domestic flights, Loganair has cancelled 32 flights within England and Wales.

Flights solely within Scotland are operating to schedule.



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