Airlines issue updates ahead of Storm Jocelyn

By Kelly Ranson
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Airlines have issued updates to passengers as the country braces for heavy winds and rain from Storm Jocelyn.

Following the chaos caused by Storm Isha the Met Office has issued fresh yellow weather warnings for heavy rain for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and parts of Wales and England, until this evening.

There are also yellow and amber warnings for wind in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern Wales and north-west England until tomorrow afternoon.

The Independent reports British Airways has cancelled 10 domestic and European flights today due to storm disruption, with most to and from London Heathrow, and a return trip from London City to Rotterdam also being grounded.

The airline said it had to make some schedule adjustments due to Storm Jocelyn, stating: “We’ve apologised to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans and our teams are working hard to get them on their way as quickly as possible.” said it is monitoring current conditions and advised passengers to allow extra time to get to the airport.

A statement said: “Currently we plan to operate all flights on time and our check in desks will continue to close 40 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.”

Ryanair said: “Affected passengers will be notified and any passengers travelling to/from the UK on Tuesday 23 Jan should check their Ryanair app for the latest updates on their flight.”

Meanwhile, Loganair is allowing customers to adjust travel plans without charge due to the weather, although it has said it plans to fly all of its scheduled services today and tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Times reports that NATS recorded 100 aborted landings across the UK on Sunday during Storm Isha. NATS Head of Operations Steve Fox told the publication: “We still don’t have a total on the number of diversions.”

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