Air passengers stranded for two days after heavy snow forced central belt airport
to shut-downs are finally on the move.
An amber be aware warning has been downgraded to yellow but the extreme weather is
still causing chaos in central Scotland.
Glasgow Airport continues to be affected by the wintry conditions but Loganair is
expected to operate a delayed timetable to all island airports.
Flybe’s services to Stornoway are cancelled while Eastern’s plane from Aberdeen is
running one hour behind schedule.
Teams from Loganair and Glasgow Airport worked overnight to clear snow off the tarmac
The first aircraft in 48 hours - heading to Stornoway - took off three and a half
hours late about 10.30am. It will bring travellers stranded in Stornoway back to
Loganair bosses Jonathan Hinkles and Maurice Boyle braced the freezing temperatures
to help clear the snow.
The airline’s call centre is closed for the second day as staff stayed at home due
to the severe weather around Glasgow.
A Glasgow Airport spokesperson said: “Our teams have worked tirelessly to overcome
what has been the worst snowfall in our history.
“We're currently operational, however, there are a large number of delays and cancellations.
“Please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the
Stranded air passengers get home after stuck for two days
2 March 2018
At Edinburgh staff could not get to work because of hazardous road conditions so
the airport deployed 4x4 vehicles to collect vital personnel.
A spokesman said: “Any passengers whose flights have been cancelled should not come
to the airport. It is important that passengers only travel to the airport if their
airline confirms their flight is flying.
“Today remains challenging and there will be disruption. We understand that the fluidity
of the situation can be frustrating and we thank passengers for their ongoing