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02nd Dec 2023

Several Dublin flights cancelled and delayed amid ‘heavy snowfall’ in Europe

Stephen Porzio

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“Due to the continuing heavy snowfall, there will be no air traffic probably until 6 am tomorrow, Dec 3,” one European airport has announced.

Several flights to and from Dublin Airport on Saturday (2 December) have been cancelled and delayed amid “major snowfall” in Europe.

As of early Saturday afternoon, according to the airport’s flight tracker, two Dublin to Amsterdam flights and two Dublin to Munich flights have been scrapped.

Also cancelled are three flights from Munich to Dublin and one flight from Amsterdam to Dublin.

A statement on Munich Airport’s Twitter page reads: “Due to the continuing heavy snowfall, there will be no air traffic probably until 6 am tomorrow, Dec 3.

“Please do not travel to the airport today and check the status of your flight with your airline before traveling to the airport tomorrow.”

Several Dublin Airport flights cancelled and delayed amid ‘heavy snowfall’ in Europe

On top of these cancellations, several flights travelling to and from Dublin Airport have been delayed.

In terms of the longest delays, one Aer Lingus flight from Glasgow to Dublin has been held up by four hours while another Ryanair flight from the Scottish city to the Irish capital has been postponed by nearly five hours.

Early on Saturday morning, Glasgow Airport wrote on Twitter: “Flight operations are currently suspended due to heavier than forecast snow.

“Our winter teams have been working through the night and we hope to resume operations as soon as possible. Please check with your airline for further flight updates.”

A follow-up post issued later that morning by the airport read:

“Our runway is now fully operational again and we are working with our airline partners and their handlers to resume flight schedules.

“Passengers should continue to contact their airlines for further info. Thank you to everyone affected for their patience and understanding.”

For more information about flights into and out of Dublin Airport, visit its website right here.

These flight cancellations and delays follow Met Éireann issuing a new five-day weather advisory for the entire Republic of Ireland as an Arctic airflow brings “much colder conditions” to the country.

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