Shannon Airport closes until Saturday

Shannon Airport
Flights were diverted from Dublin to Shannon
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05 March, 2018

"Due to a National Weather Alert for heavy snow, airlines have suspended all flights to and from Dublin Airport until Saturday, March 3".

They added: "Ryanair now plans for a return to full operations, in all Irish airports on Saturday, March 3, while remaining in close contact with the airports and the relevant authorities".

Around 30 flights to and from Aberdeen have been cancelled today.

"We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers and have therefore introduced a range of flexible rebooking options for customers flying to or from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or London City airports".

Aer Lingus has cancelled all flights scheduled to arrive or depart from Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Belfast today.

Yesterday (1 March) the airline was forced to cancel 40 flights due to Storm Emma's risky conditions.

Aer Lingus have cancelled all services for Friday until Saturday morning and Ryanair announced a number of cancellations for Thursday and Friday.

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Alisa Sisic, the airport's manager of marketing and public information officer, said the airport has been closely monitoring Friday's nor'easter.

A slew of train operators are also severely disrupted, with National Rail releasing a long list of services that could be affected.

And East Midlands Airport has also had to shut until at least this afternoon.

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"Disruption to your train journey may continue today and tomorrow". The weather in Scotland has been particularly harsh by United Kingdom standards.

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