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Fog Causes Flight Cancellations at Heathrow and London City Airports | Aviation News

November 21, 2011

Several thousand air travellers are encountering disruption due to foggy conditions causing flights to be cancelled into and out of London’s airports.

Both Heathrow and London City Airport in the Docklands area have been affected, with Heathrow Airport having 132 flights cancelled as a result of heavy fog. London City Airport halted 44 flights and also delayed or redirected others because of low visibility during this afternoon.

An announcement from Heathrow Airport said that they understand 74 departing flights have been postponed by air carriers. Additionally flight delays are taking place so passengers are advised to check with the airline prior to travelling.

Overall, 58 inbound flights have been cancelled, and Heathrow cautioned that disruptions may possibly continue into the night. Several airlines have been re-booking travellers onto different flights, while some have been organizing accommodation. A number of passengers on domestic flights have been taken to their destinations by coach. Heathrow Airport is currently open, however air traffic controllers are slowing the pace at which planes are allowed to land.

The Meteorological Office has issued a severe weather warning in regions of dense fog that are likely to become worse during the night and may last until tomorrow morning. Conditions could be difficult for driving and motorists are advised to be extra cautious.

A weather warning for dense fog has been issued for East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside, Eastern England and also the South East.

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