Heathrow Cancels Flights as Snow Blankets London
Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest international airports, canceled about half of its flights Sunday, its owner said Sunday — about 260 more flights than it expected to cancel as of the night before.
Between two and four inches of snow fell on London overnight, as the British capital became the latest European city to be hit by winter weather wending its way west.
But Heathrow’s runways were clear as of Sunday afternoon, owner BAA said.
It was not immediately clear why more flights were being called off, as Heathrow spokeswoman Alexandra Blomley said the airport’s snow plan “has worked far better than in previous years.”
Heathrow and other British airports have been snarled by snow about once a year for each of the past several years.
The airport’s chief operating officer urged travelers to check before coming to the airport so they would not be left stranded there.