As Britain brace for severe weather, it is expected that about a third of all the flights due to leave Heathrow airport will be cancelled.
The decision to cut down flights is mainly triggered by the forecasters predicting up to 15cm of snow, freezing fog and reduced visibility. Commenting on the plans Normand Boivin, chief operating officer at the airport said this would allow other flights to take off on time.
He added, “’It also means that those passengers whose flights are cancelled will know in advance, and can make alternative arrangements or rebook in relative comfort.”
Meanwhile, AA reported that it expects over 16,000 recovery calls with flat batteries being the common cause of car malfunctions in the severe weather.