Heavy fog sees cancellation of London-bound flights from Ireland

Heavy fog sees cancellation of London-bound flights from Ireland

THICK fog over parts of Britain has left planes from Irish airports stranded on the runways.

Delays and cancellations to flights were widespread yesterday but the fog has not lifted yet meaning the disruptions have stretched into a second day.

Aer Lingus has cancelled a number of flights over the past two days to and from London and the British capital remains covered in a blanket of fog.

The airline has cancelled two Dublin to Heathrow flights today – which were scheduled to take off early this morning.

British Airways has also been forced to cancel three Dublin to London City Airport flights, while several London-bound flights from Cork Airport experienced delays.

Flights from the North of Ireland have also experienced severe delays.

Two Easyjet planes have had their scheduled arrival times pushed back this morning as the knock on effect from the fog continues, while an outbound flight in the afternoon has been cancelled.

As the fog grounds flights between Britain and Ireland, many people have been unable to make it back to Britain for work today.

Sky news anchor Eamonn Holmes, who was honoured last month at The Irish Post Awards, was stranded in Belfast this morning and failed to appear on viewers’ screens.

Instead, the Belfast native joined the programme via Skype to explain his absence.

And while London remains under the cover of a thick fog, incredible images have emerged from aerial photographs of the city’s iconic skyline peeking out from beneath the blanket.

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