Sussex

Gatwick Airport flights 'back to normal' after snow

Gatwick Airport
Image caption Gatwick Airport has been operating extra flights to deal with the backlog of passengers

Flights at Gatwick Airport have returned to normal following the recent snowy weather.

The West Sussex airport said it had been operating extra flights to deal with passengers affected by the wintry conditions earlier in the week.

It said it was operating normally but warned that there could be some "knock-on" delays and cancellations because of heavy snowfall across northern Europe.

Passengers have been urged to contact airlines before setting out to travel.

A spokeswoman said between Friday and Tuesday the airport helped get 80% of its 324,000 passengers to their Christmas destinations despite the severe weather.

She also said just nine flights were cancelled on Wednesday as a result of conditions in other parts of the UK and Europe.

Elsewhere in the county, both Southeastern trains and Southern Railway said they were running normal timetables on Thursday.

Trains on Southeastern will have fewer carriages to allow maintenance work to be carried out on ones that were damaged by the snow and ice.

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