Dublin Airport warn of flight delays due to heavy fog

Fog at Heathrow
Fog at Heathrow

Dublin Airport have warned passengers about possible flight delays this morning due to fog.

Heavy fog has blanketed Ireland and the UK overnight and while it is slowly clearing Ireland, it remains a problem across the Irish Sea.

As a result, some flights to the UK may be delayed.

In a statement on their website this morning Dublin Airport said:

Fog and low visibility on the airfield at Dublin Airport is impacting some flights.

Some UK and London airports in particular are experiencing similar conditions.

Passengers are advised to consult with their airline or airline's website before coming to the airport today.

Aer Lingus cancelled eight flights yesterday and two flights scheduled to depart Dublin this morning for Heathrow were also cancelled.

British Airways have warned that there will be delays across the UK this morning and into the afternoon.

Around 45 flights, 10% of departures from Heathrow airport, have been "pre-cancelled" as a yellow weather warning for fog covers much of England and east Wales.

After long delays on Sunday some passengers landed at Britain's busiest airport in the early hours of the morning, but many hoping to take off today will be disappointed.

A spokeswoman for Heathrow airport said: "We've got extra passenger ambassadors in the terminals to provide assistance for those travelling today.

"Once again we would like to apologise for the disruption."

Passengers are advised to check with their airline for updates.

Those hoping to travel through Gatwick have also been advised to check ahead for any disruption.

British Airways said the fog was affecting flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airports and advised passengers to check online for updates.