Snowfall hits U.K. airports and some European airports


On Twitter some people are complaining that airports and airlines are struggling with the current snowfall in the United Kingdom and Europe, a temperature of zero or -1C however is not that easy to deal with than a good hard frost (-25C). When it’s zero degrees, it’s moist and there will be ice. An overview of the current situation at different airports.

All flights inbound London Stansted (STN) and London Luton Airport (LTN) are currently holding or diverting.

Birmingham (BHX) and East Midlands (EMA) are closed until midday.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines cancelled 94 flights on medium-haul on Sunday.

Passengers on twitter are complaining about their delayed flights to London Heathrow.

Reports about snow at Geneva Airport, delays and cancellations.

Runways at Brussels Airport were temporarily closed due to the snow, Alitalia flight AZA156 diverted to Liège Airport (

Finnair AY1541 was forced to attempt a second time to land at Brussels Airport.

Luxembourg Airport closed till noon:

Delta Air Lines DL408 stuck in the snow but helped by ground staff at Zurich Airport (update: aborted take-off, now seems cancelled), the airport seems to be paralyzed due to the snow …

BBC: How Helsinki Airport deals with snow and ice:

Eindhoven Airport

Emirates #EK39 Airbus A380 from Dubai to Birmingham is diverting to Manchester Airport (snow).

Delays at Coln, Dusseldorf and Eindhoven

Update 16:00 (utc+1)

Update 20:00 (utc+1) London Heathrow airport is closed for the moment

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