Many Europe Airports Still Closed as Storm Rages

Airlines canceled many flights as a severe storm arrived in the Northeast

He said there had been some cancellations of Amsterdam and Edinburgh flights this morning, with aircrafts stranded at other airports, but he said normal service was resuming.

While some early flights from Bristol took off normally, the prospect of severe weather has led to the grounding of the rest of the day's programme.

Prestwick and Aberdeen stayed open today.

Heavy snowfall in the United Kingdom has caused widespread flight cancellations at United Kingdom airports.

Customers are advised to contact their airline directly with any queries regarding individual flights and public transport options to and from the airport are extremely limited.

On the budget side of things, Ryanair is facing disruption on both sides of the Irish Sea, with a number of airports being completely cancelled by the airline for the day.

Glasgow Airport said Ryanair's decision to scrap 20 routes, announced on Tuesday, would affect around 100 jobs while the airline estimated up to 300 could be lost more widely.

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"We will have snow crews working today and tomorrow to continue to clear the runway, taxiways, aircraft parking stands and apron areas for our airline customers' planned resumption of services on Saturday morning".

Most flights are now expected to depart, however many flights to Dublin and Cork are showing as cancelled on the airport's website. Departures from Cardiff after 2pm and Exeter after 3pm are also grounded.

Routes to Amsterdam and Paris have also been affected.

EasyJet intend to start departures from Edinburgh from noon, while Ryanair will open flights out of the Capital from 1pm.

Barrhead has closed nearly all of its stores across the United Kingdom and all but one in Scotland.

"Shannon Airport staff worked through the night in challenging conditions to keep the runway operational".

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