Hope for Passengers Stranded By Snow at Heathrow Airport

Runway Reopens To Allow Passengers To Finally Make It Home For Christmas

Snow Plough Clears Snow From Runway

Passengers have awoken to a glimmer of home this morning as Heathrow Airport has announced that they are reopening their second runway. This means that hundreds of the air travellers stuck in the airport will finally be on their way home or abroad for their Christmas holidays. Airport controllers BAA have confirmed that they are planning to run around two thirds of their flights today with a full list of the available flights on Heathrow’s website. Travellers are warned that normal service will not be resumed for at least another few days. The Eurostar service has confirmed that their service is running as planning however only passengers that have pre-bookings are to come to the station.

There are still delays at other airports across the UK and passengers are still advised to check with their airlines before setting off. The Met Office has confirmed that a thaw in the icy conditions is unlikely over coming days; further weather alerts for snow and ice have been released across the UK today. The Prime Minister has also commented on the current travel situation, expressing his ‘frustration’ at the length of time that Heathrow has been disrupted. It is expected that an investigation will take place after the Christmas period to find out why airports such as Heathrow appeared to be so unprepared for the weather. Many airlines have criticised airport controller BAA for their lack of supplies such as de-icer during this time.

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