Freezing fog weather in England forced dozens flight cancellations in the week’s beginning

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Dozens of flights including those for Berlin, Amsterdam and Miami were canceled at Heathrow Airport due to freezing fog. Many passengers were unhappy and expressed frustrations on social media. Airlines were told on Sunday night they would have to reduce the number of flights they are operating by about 15% due to the weather. Monday was the coldest night at the airport in more than a decade. Poor visibility was forecast for Monday morning at the airport and across the south-east of England. Across the UK the lowest temperature was in Santon Downham, Suffolk.

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In a statement, British Airways said it had “apologised to customers whose flights have been affected” and it was “doing everything we can to get them on their way as quickly as possible”. A normal service had resumed by Monday afternoon but some delays remained. Other airlines affected included KLM, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, SAS and Air France.The Met Office predicted temperatures will plummet once again on Monday night so more freezing fog is expected on Tuesday.