UK freeze to continue for 4 weeks, but airlines say schedule won’t be affected
Fliers travelling to London got some respite on Monday as all flights from the Mumbai airport to the UK capital were on schedule.
On Sunday, four flights to London from the city were rescheduled owing to heavy snow at the Heathrow airport, which could only handle 50% of its daily capacity. The British Airports Authority (BAA) that runs UK’s busiest airport on Monday tweeted that all flights were operating as per schedule. However, the BAA has asked passengers to their check flight status with their respective airlines.
“Our flights on Monday and Tuesday are on schedule as per the latest update,” said a Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson. Jet Airways spokesperson also said that their flights were on schedule. While all departures were on time, an incoming Air India flight was delayed.
Travel agents said although massive flight disruptions on Saturday and Sunday had triggered panic among passengers set to travel to London in the next few days, no cancellations were reported. According to the weather forecast in London, the freeze is likely to continue for four weeks.
“Travellers were not affected as flight movement resumed on Monday,” said Jay Bhatia, western region chairman of the Travel Agents Association of India.