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Snow in the UK: Latest Updates

By: Maxine Sheppard

December 2, 2010

Doesn’t seem like that long since the last great dump of the white stuff, does it? Well, here we are again and though it’s all very pretty, we still need to get from A to B. Those of us travelling longer distances will be especially concerned about how business travel or holiday plans are affected.

As you’re probably aware, London Gatwick airport is closed today and with more heavy snow forecast to fall tonight, we’ve just announced that unfortunately we’ve had to cancel all flights leaving Gatwick both today (Weds 1st Dec) and tomorrow (Thurs 2nd Dec). At the moment the airport is due to re-open tomorrow morning at 6am, though that may now be subject to change due to the continuing severe weather. We will of course update you if we hear anything further, and you can also follow the airport directly on Twitter at @Gatwick_Airport or visit their website.

We’re pleased to report that all our flights from London Heathrow and Manchester are currently operating as scheduled, and it’s also possible that some inbound flights due to land at Gatwick may be diverted to Heathrow. For the most up-to-the-minute information on the status of our flights, keep your eyes on the Latest News page on our website, or check out our Virgin Atlantic Facebook Page. Update #1: Gatwick Airport have announced they will now remain closed until at least 10am on Thursday 2nd December.

Update #2: After more heavy snowfall overnight, Gatwick will now remain closed until at least 6am on Friday 3rd December.

Update#3: Gatwick has re-opened this morning (Fri 3rd December). There will inevitably be some delays and cancellations so please continue to check our pages listed above for info.

Update #4: With Gatwick open we have been able to operate our planned flying schedule today and aim to operate our normal schedule tomorrow (Sat 4th December) to and from all our UK airports.

Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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