Fog disrupting air travel in Europe.

Some 20 European airports, plus all airlines, are warning passengers that poor visibility due to heavy fog in the UK and continental Europe is causing cancellations and delays for the second day in a row, with the disruption expected to continue throughout today (Monday 2nd November).

Heathrow Airport alone saw more than 90 flights cancelled yesterday and another 20 again early this morning, while other UK and European airports are also reporting cancellations and severe delays due to continuing foggy conditions.

The UK Meteorological Office has issued a yellow alert warning, as Air Traffic Controllers at Heathrow Airport in particular have issued requests that airlines reduce today’s schedules to maintain safety. 

So far, those airports that have reported disruption include the following: Aberdeen; Amsterdam; Belfast; Bristol; Brussels; Cardiff; Frankfurt; Gatwick; Geneva; Glasgow; Hamburg; Leeds Bradford; London City; London Gatwick; London Heathrow; Madrid; Manchester; Milan; Paris Charles de Gaulle; and Zürich.

These poor visibility conditions are expected to continue until mid-afternoon for some eastern parts of England and southern Scotland.

We (GTM) always recommend that all air travellers check in online for their flight and ensure that either we, or your airline, has your mobile/cell phone number and email address in order to help with alerts and notifications.

Fog over London area

London Heathrow & London City (delays and cancellations)

London LHR and London City (LCY) airports are currently reporting delays and cancellations this morning due to fog.
Travellers are advised to check the status of their flight with the airline / operating airport or GTM.

United Arab Emirates: Flight traffic affected at Dubai Airport as fog lingers across the country

The National reported on Wednesday that dense fog was affecting flight traffic at Dubai International airport, resulting in several flight cancellations and numerous delays.

Some 21 other flights were diverted to other airports.

Airport officials reported that conditions were expected to improve by the afternoon, but passengers should contact airline companies to confirm individual flight times.

Meanwhile, the fog continued to cause problems on the country’s highways, where motorists faced near-zero visibility on roads in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

London Heathrow & City Airports Affected By Fog.

London’s Heathrow & City airports have been affected by fog, both last night and this morning, Wednesday 12th December.

The rule of thumb, as always, is check in online, alternatively you can check the status of your flight via web sites such as

Please also bear in mind that our emergency out of hours team will be busier than usual, particularly with Heathrow affected. Our office opens at 0830 this morning and our team will do all possible to assist you at that time too.

The Met Office advises that the weather warning for fog and freezing conditions will be in place until 1100 GMT.