Dublin Airport: ‘Icy conditions across Europe’ could mean some travel disruptions at Dublin Airport this weekend

Passengers flying to and from Dublin Airport have been warned there could be further disruption this weekend due to severe weather across Europe.

It is understood that the potential for disruption comes from icy conditions at airports in countries outside Ireland, but the specific routes that could be affected have not been identified at this time.

In a statement released tonight, Ryanair warned that a “small number” of its 7,500-plus flights this weekend could be affected.

“Due to adverse freezing weather across Europe, we may be forced to delay and potentially cancel a small number of our 7,500+ flights this weekend (December 16-18),” said an airline spokesman.

“Our teams are working hard to minimize disruption to customers and Ryanair is advising all customers flying this weekend to check the Ryanair website/app for flight status before traveling to the airport.

“We sincerely apologize for this weather-related disruption, which is beyond our control.”

It comes as hundreds of flights to and from Dublin Airport have been canceled over the past week due to the severe weather that has brought frigid fog and ice across the UK and Europe.

Tomorrow’s British Airways flight from London Heathrow (BA837) to Dublin at 3.10pm and British Airways flights from Dublin to London Heathrow (BA837) at 4.00pm have so far been cancelled.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Aer Lingus said: “We plan to operate our full flight schedule as scheduled this weekend, however, delays are occurring due to wintry weather conditions at many European airports.

“Our customer service team will communicate directly with customers should their journey change.”

Met Éireann has issued a nationwide status yellow ice warning in effect until midday tomorrow.

“Icy conditions in some areas today (Friday) and tonight as showers gradually move south-east across the country. Some of the showers will be freezing rain, sleet and possibly snow,” Met Éireann said.

Last night was the coldest night in the country since an arctic air mass moved in last week. Temperatures dropped to below -3C overnight at Dublin Airport.

Meanwhile, the daa, which runs the airport, said work is continuing to ensure the facility remains open and fully operational this weekend.

Media Relations Manager, Graeme McQueen said: “There were no weather related problems at Dublin Airport today. Whilst the current bout of very cold weather is expected to end this weekend, our dedicated snow and ice teams remain on standby over the coming days to ensure Dublin Airport remains open and fully operational as it has been continuously for the past eight days . ”

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