A number of flights at Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Luton airport in London have been seriously disrupted due to extreme weather conditions in the UK these days. Thousands of British Holidaymakers have to face travel issues as a result of thunderstorms and record-breaking heatwave prevailing in the country.
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A temperature of 36.9 C was recorded at Heathrow, a new July record for the UK. British Airways have cancelled about 30 flights scheduled from Heathrow Airport. Passengers have been advised to check the status of their flight before heading for the airport on their departure day.
The Heathrow, Gatwick, Standsted and Luton Airports have issued official statements to apologize the passenger for the inconvenience they have to face as a result of flight cancellations.
According to the Britsh Airways spokesman, We have to cancel many flights like other airlines in view of the severe weather conditions prevailing in the UK these days. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience and are making all efforts to take care of them, offering refreshment vouchers and hotel accommodation to those who are at the airport and are keeping them updated with all the proceedings.
A similar apologizing statement has been issued by EasyJet too. According to the spokesman, EasyJet is doing everything possible to reduce the impact of disruption and to arrange the alternate travel. Passengers of the cancelled flights have been offered a free flight transfer or a full refund. Those who are stuck at the airport are being provided with all the facilities with free accommodation and food.
According to the Met Office, the temperatures will start falling considerably since Saturday. Thunderstorm warnings have also been sent to Eastern Scotland and Eastern and Central England on Friday.
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