Snow causes travel mayhem for EIBTM attendees

Snow in the UK and Germany has caused flights into Barcelona to be cancelled or delayed, leaving EIBTM attendees facing travel chaos.

Snow causes travel mayhem for EIBTM attendees
Snow causes travel mayhem for EIBTM attendees

Snow caused flights out of Gatwick to be cancelled or severely delayed yesterday (30 November) with the airport now closed until at least 6am tomorrow (2 December).

A chartered flight out of the airport carrying 200 passengers to EIBTM has been grounded.

Excel London´s chief executive Kevin Murphy was one of Easyjet´s passengers on the way to EIBTM to be severely disrupted by the adverse weather yesterday.

Murphy told C&IT his 7.00am flight from Gatwick had been cancelled yesterday (30 November), while a later flight was then stuck on the runway for more than three hours.

"It took me nine hours to get to Barcelona from London," said Murphy. "I could have flown to Abu Dhabi in less time.

In Munich, heavy snow on Monday caused at least 30 flights to be cancelled.

Meanwhile, cancellations at London City Airport yesterday forced ADNEC sales manager Darwish Al Khamiri to make a 12-hour trip to Barcelona via Madrid.

"I was supposed to get the British Airways flight from City airport but it was cancelled so we ended up flying from Heathrow into Madrid, then onto Barcelona with Iberia," said Al Khamiri.     

Gatwick Airport has stated: "Due to severe weather conditions, there are currently no departing and arriving flights at Gatwick. The runway will remain closed until at least 06:00 Thursday 2nd December.  Passengers should not set out for the airport and should check directly with their airline for the latest information."

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