Hundreds of flights were canceled as Storm Ciara swept Europe with winds of up to 80 mph. According to The Independent report, nearly 200 flights to and from Europe have been canceled or delayed, including dozens to and from UK airports. On Sunday, Emirates announced that EK 029 at Heathrow Airport had been canceled due to inclement weather, the airline said on its website. Passengers traveling to and from Europe are encouraged to check the Emirates website for flight status before traveling. The airline also reminded passengers to update their contact numbers to receive the latest information on their flights. Etihad, based in Abu Dhabi, announced that one of its flights to London Heathrow had been delayed by two hours.
“We are continuing to monitor the situation. We will delay a flight this afternoon from Abu Dhabi to London by two hours. Trains, ferries cancelled as hurricane-force winds batter region Trains, flights and ferries were canceled and weather warnings were issued across the UK as the storm with hurricane-force winds reaching 80 mph (129 km / h) hit the area. At least 10 railways in Britain have sent “do not travel” warnings, and nearly 20 others have told passengers to expect delays, as strong winds on Sunday could damage wiring and mobbing. Railroad tracks with broken tree branches and other debris.
British Airways has presented to book travelers for domestic and European flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. Virgin Airlines has annulled some flights. Storm Ciara, chosen by the Met Office’s national weather agency, and was also predictable to bring heavy rain, prompting the agency to issue 22 emergency alerts and 149 flood monitoring alerts. The Humber Bridge near Hull in the north of England restricted traffic due to high winds, prohibiting trucks and tall-walled motorhomes. The high surfs of the Irish Sea forced the ferry companies to cancel several trips. A 10 km run in London which was to attract 25,000 runners was also annulled.
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