Hundreds of flights cancelled at NJ, NY, Philly airports by storm

Thomas Ramdahl

Thomas Ramdahl

Passengers had been earlier advised to check flight schedules amid a number of cancelations by carriers but management have now chose to close the Airport from 6pm on Thursday until 5am Saturday morning. However the airport will close in the interest of safety.

"We will be working very closely with the airlines in terms of them re-scheduling flights for Saturday morning." she added.

Sixty easyJet flights to and from Bristol airport have been cancelled as severe weather moves southwest, grounding around 10,000 passengers - many of them at overseas airports.

More than 200 flights, mainly short-haul services, have been cancelled at Heathrow while about 50 of Gatwick's departures were also axed.

Operations director Jules Matteoni said: "We are one of the few airports in the United Kingdom to have remained open during this exceptional period of adverse weather".

"We recommend customers check the status of their flight at before making their way to the airport".

Public transport continues to be impacted - flights are grounded at the country's airports and won't resume until tomorrow.

But the airport warns that the situation "is likely to remain challenging and there will be disruption".

Glasgow Airport released a statement which reads: "Following heavy snow showers overnight and with a red alert still in place we will be extending the closure of the airport until 3pm on Thursday".

As of yet, flights at other Irish airports are not affected but customers have been advised to check their flight before traveling to the airport tomorrow.

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