Thousands stranded as bad weather and air traffic control shortages force flight cancellations

Thousands stranded as bad weather and air traffic control shortages force flight cancellations

More than 10,000 passengers have been hit by flight cancellations at UK airports because of bad weather and air traffic control staff shortages in Europe. At least 125 scheduled flights were grounded on Sunday and Monday, including 82 British Airways flights to and from Heathrow. Several airlines also cancelled flights to and from Gatwick. The worst affected airline was easyJet, with 34 flights grounded on Sunday and at least nine on Monday. Airlines blamed “adverse weather” and “traffic control delays” …