Snow Chaos News

Storm sees thousands of US flights cancelled

Storm sees thousands of US flights cancelled

13th Feb 2014 Airline News

Travel chaos has returned to the north-east of the United States after a huge winter storm moved up from the south of the country. The mammoth storm has affected people in over 22 states - from Texas to Maine - and caused at least 12 deaths so far.

Flights hit as snow falls on UK

Flights hit as snow falls on UK

21st Jan 2013 Airline News

Flight schedules in the UK have been hit by weather disruption, with London Heathrow Airport forced to cut one in ten flights today. Following a joint decision by Heathrow, airlines and air traffic control, the flight schedule at Heathrow was be reduced in order to minimise the expected disruption.

Heathrow ‘totally unprepared’ for major incident

Heathrow ‘totally unprepared’ for major incident

12th May 2011 Airline News Tourism News

Just hours after celebrating its busiest April ever, London Heathrow Airport has been savagely attacked by MPs. Following snow chaos, which closed the airport for four days over Christmas 2010, the Transport Select Committee branded the BAA operated property “totally unprepared” for a major incident and called for major reform.

Heathrow explores geothermal heating to prevent runways freezing

Heathrow explores geothermal heating to prevent runways freezing

15th Apr 2011 Airline News

Heathrow Airport is looking at using geothermal heating to combat its runways from freezing in winter. The British Airports Authority said the underground heating technology could prevent a repeat of last December, when the airport had to be closed for five days and 4,000 flights cancelled due to ice on the runways.

CAA: Third of UK flights delayed in late 2010

CAA: Third of UK flights delayed in late 2010

29th Mar 2011 Airline News

New figures from the UK Civil Aviation Authority have revealed some 32 per cent of scheduled flights were delayed in the final quarter of 2010. Airlines were quick to point to appalling weather and resultant airport closures – notably at Heathrow during the festive season – but the CAA argues not all delays can be attributed to this cause.

US airlines get back on track after blizzards

US airlines get back on track after blizzards

The US Eastern Seaboard is getting back on its feet after severe blizzards forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and left many homes without power. Flights have now resumed into and out of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. But many passengers were expected to be stranded until the end of the week after some 7,000 flights were cancelled over the peak post-Christmas travel period.