Normal Service Resumes after Big Freeze

Airports Reopen After Week of Travel Chaos

After a week of disruptions and cancellations caused by the unexpected Arctic temperatures, airports are now back up and running. All major UK airports were reopened at the weekend however passengers are still being advised to check with their airline before departing. One of the worst affected airports included Gatwick which had over 1,000 flights cancelled; it is expected to take a few more days to get services back to their normal service. A spokesman for Gatwick Airport explained that ‘The Airport has safely reopened this morning after round-the-clock working to clear snow and ice from the runway and taxiways. Weather forecasters are predicting freezing fog during most of today, so passengers should expect further disruption, with flights limited and delays and cancellations inevitable’.

Manchester, Stansted and Luton airport have all announced that they are on their way towards normal service being resumed. Thousands of passengers were stranded over the course of the last week as Britain found itself trapped under ‘the big freeze’. Railway and Eurostar services were also badly affected over the last week however services are expected to resume this morning. Many areas around Britain have reported their heaviest snowfall in over 50 years. Forecasts show that the cold temperatures will continue into this week; however air travel should not be as heavily affected. Dramatic images from Space were broadcast across the nation, showing the country completely covered by a blanket of snow.

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