Gatwick Airport (LGW) Closed

Hi all,

The snow has caused its usual disruption to the UK! Today London Gatwick is closed. Gatwick state

Due to the current weather conditions, departing and arriving flights at Gatwick will be severely disrupted. The runway is currently closed to allow snow clearance activities to be carried out. Passengers are advised not to set out for the airport and should check directly with their airline or visit our website – gatwickairport.com – for the latest information.

Due to severe weather conditions, there will be no departing and arriving flights at Gatwick today or overnight. The runway will remain closed until at least 10:00 Thursday 2nd December. There will be significant disruption, delays and cancellations tomorrow and passengers should not set out for the airport before checking with their airline for the latest information.

After more heavy snow overnight and with forecasts of further snow, Gatwick will remain closed until at least 6am on Friday 03 December.

There will be no flights arriving or departing today, and passengers can expect further disruption, delays and cancellations as long as the severe weather continues. Passengers should not travel to the airport today, those scheduled to fly tomorrow should check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

We are doing everything we can to resume operations, our teams are working around the clock to make the runway safe for aircraft to use and get our passengers flying again.

Update 03/12/10

Gatwick Airport has safely re-opened this morning.

Our advice to passengers remains – do not travel to the airport without first checking with your airline to make sure that your flight is departing today.

Passengers should expect delays and cancellations and it is likely to take a few days before flight schedules return to normal. Train services to and from the airport continue to be limited and road networks are likely to remain severely affected by the weather.

Virgin Atlantic have just announced

UPDATE: London Gatwick airport is closed and more heavy snow is forecast to fall in the area therefore we have cancelled ALL flights leaving from LGW on Wed 1 Dec & Thurs 2 Dec 2010. For more info, please check virgin-atlantic.com or our updated note entitled ‘FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS’ found below. Currently LHR and MAN airports operating as normal. Please check Flight Status before you travel to the airport.

Remember if you flight is cancelled or delayed please contact us as soon as possible so we can make necessary amendments.

Regards,

James,

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