BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2655 times:
Hi guys, dont flame me for starting yet *another* thread on this but the rest are getting quite large and I thought that towards the
end of today we could get a run down of all whats happening at London and the regions regarding delays cancellations and whose closed and whos not..
LHR is still closed I hear for inbound traffic except from certain countries in Europe and a couple of the day flights from the USA are on their way to LHR.
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
LHR NOTAMS concerning today:
ALL FIGHTS INBOUND TO EGLL MUST STRICTLY COMPLY WITH ATFCM SLOT RESTRICTIONS IN ORDER TO OPTIMISE THE MANAGEMENT OF THE AIRFIELD GROUND OPERATIONS. ISSUED BY THE UK FMP. TEL: (0) 1489 61 2416. 10 AUG 13:34 UNTIL 10 AUG 23:59
RESTRICTIONS REGARDING SHORT HAUL FLIGHTS TO LONDON HEATHROW HAVE BEEN LIFTED. A TACTICAL CAPACITY RESTRICTION MAY BE APPLIED BY CFMU. 10 AUG 14:55 UNTIL 10 AUG 23:59
EGKK OPERATION NORMAL SUBJECT TO CURRENT ATC FLOW RESTRICTIONS. 10 AUG 10:00 UNTIL 10 AUG 23:59
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Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2630 times:
Aer Lingus say all its flights are still recovering since 3pm and they are now operating at LHR but with delays.
Air France has cancelled all flights to Britain until 7pm this evening.
10% of all flights at LGW are cancelled according to Sky News.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
easyJet is cancelling all the flights for the rest of this afternoon and evening from all three of its London bases - Luton, Gatwick and Stansted!!!
I think this is a bit of an over reaction and going to take the airline weeks to catch up. Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are really going to suffer!
Even though they are offering refunds and free transfers, it is peak summer season and easyJets flights at present are flying over 90% full, so I am unsure how these thousands of passengers are going to get home...