Dublin Airport operations suspended due to heavy snowfall – “Beast of the East”

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Due to a severe, heavy downfall of snow overnight runway operations at Dublin Airport have currently been suspended,” the airport tweeted this morning. “For the latest airline information, you should check your airline’s website and/or its social media accounts. Here are the contact details for airlines operating from T1 at and for airlines operating from T2.

This morning the following Aer Lingus flights diverted to Shannon airport:

  • EI100 from Newark – Boeing 757 (EI-LBS)
  • EI104 from New York JFK – Airbus A330 (EI-FNG)
  • EI136 from Boston – Airbus A330 (EI-GAJ)
  • EI130 from Windsor Locks Hartford – Boeing 757 (EI-LBT)

United Airlines UA23, a Boeing 777 (N76010) from Newark Airport even diverted to Brussels Airport, and a Lufthansa Airbus A320 (D-AINH) from Frankfurt has made an intermediate stop in Manchester.

Cathy Coleman was on board a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 737 (PH-BGM) during de-icing process, on Twitter she posted this movie and added a message for the de-icing guy: “If we get off we owe you big time 😍👍 “. The aircraft supposed to take-off for Amsterdam at 06:55 (UTC+1) this morning, yet two hours later the aircraft is still on the ground at the Irish airport.

© Cathy Coleman

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