Heathrow grounds flights due to hurricane aftermath

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Heathrow grounds flights due to hurricane aftermath
21st October 2014

Heathrow airport has canceled 10% of flights with the biggest 20 carriers including BA and Virgin this morning.

It is due to the remains of the Hurricane Gonzalo are predicted to bring heavy rain and winds of up to 75mph to parts of the UK, with the strongest winds coinciding with this morning’s rush hour.

British Airways had also said it was cancelling flights due to fly today ahead of the expected severe weather with short haul and domestic flights affected.

It agreed to change its schedule after a request from Heathrow and the National Air Traffic Services.

It will affect both arrivals and departures. 

Advice to travelers:

To check online before traveling to see which flights are canceled.

Heathrow flights can be checked here

Heathrow said they don’t know exactly how many passengers or flights that will have an impact on, although the cancelations are only expected for today.

Anyone planning to travel should check online before setting off. Customers with tickets for Tuesday would be able to travel on Wednesday if they preferred.

Simon Calder, travel editor of The Independent tells Wake Up London how severe the disruption will be.


Hurricane Gonzalo last week caused widespread damage and a power blackout when it hit Bermuda.

The Met Office has issued a "yellow" weather warning and but also said that such weather was not unusual for this time of year.

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