Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Hundreds hit by low cloud disruption at Belfast City Airport

Hundreds of passengers faced major flight disruption today as bad weather conditions led to diversions and delays at George Best Belfast City Airport.

Early morning flights from Bristol, Manchester, Luton and Heathrow were forced to land at Belfast International Airport after cloud descended on the airport.

And flights travelling from Birmingham and Edinburgh were diverted to Prestwick in Scotland.

Departures were also affected.

The 8.30am flight to Manchester was cancelled and passengers flying to Birmingham Edinburgh, Luton, Heathrow all faced delays.

The disruption was expected to last throughout the morning.

Many passengers were bussed from Belfast City to the International airport.

A spokeswoman for George Best Belfast City Airport confirmed the problems were due to “low cloud”.

She added, however, that although several flights had been affected, the airport was not closed.

“For the rest of the day we can’t say at this stage.

“Passengers should check with their airlines and the live information on the website.”

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