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Heathrow to Reduce Flights Tomorrow on U.K. Snow, BA Says

February 05, 2012

(Updates with BA comments in first, second paragraphs.)

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- London’s Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, is cutting flights tomorrow because of “adverse weather conditions,” according to International Consolidated Airlines Group SA’s British Airways unit.

“BAA, Heathrow airlines, and air traffic control have agreed to introduce a reduced flight schedule,” BA said today on its website. BAA Ltd. is the airport operator.

Severe weather warnings have been issued for London and the southeast, according to the Met Office, the U.K.’s national weather service. As much as 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow is expected to fall in some parts, it said in a notice on its website.

Gatwick, the U.K.’s second-biggest airport, is currently operating normally ahead of expected heavy snow later today, it said in an e-mailed statement.

The latest weather forecasts show snow expected to start falling at the airport later today, “with intense snowfall starting at around midnight and lasting into the early hours of Sunday morning,” according to Gatwick’s statement.

Passengers should be prepared to expect some disruption, delays and potentially some cancellations to their flights, it said.

--Editors: Linda Shen, Sara Marley

To contact the reporters on this story: Nidaa Bakhsh in London at nbakhsh@bloomberg.net Mike Harrison at mharrison5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net


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