Photo:Passengers Stranded At Heathrow Airport After Snow Delays

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passengers stranded at Heathrow After Snow Delays
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Passengers were forced to sleep on the floor at London’s Heathrow Airport overnight, media said Saturday, after heavy snow grounded hundreds of flights and left thousands of people stranded.

A spokesman for the airport, one of the busiest in the world, said a further 100 flights had been cancelled on Saturday morning, on top of about 400 that were grounded Friday by the bad weather sweeping Britain.

British media showed pictures of hundreds of people sleeping on the floor at Heathrow overnight Friday.

“There are lots of people lying around in the airport. If feels like there’s been a natural disaster,” Jerry Meng from Los Angeles, whose flight to New York was cancelled, told the BBC.

Runways, stands and taxiways remained open on Saturday but 67 outbound and 33 inbound flights were scrapped, largely because the bad weather meant aircraft or crew were not available, an airport spokesman said.

“We do not expect significant snowfall today, but temperatures are forecast to remain around zero degrees or below. Passengers should check the status of their flight before travelling to the airport,” he said.

“There is a chance of further snow tomorrow.”

Heathrow invested #50 million in improving its resilience to severe weather events after the chaos sparked by heavy snow in the run-up to Christmas to 2010, where passengers spent days stranded at the airport.

London’s other major airports at Gatwick and Stansted were expecting to operate normally on Saturday. [AFP]

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