Emirates says flights affected by snow in the UK, Ireland

Snow blanketed the UK and Ireland in what has been dubbed “the Beast from the East”

Dubai-based airline Emirates has confirmed that its flights to the UK and Ireland have been affected by the adverse weather conditions.

Snow blanketed the UK and Ireland on Wednesday in what has been dubbed “the Beast from the East”.

Temperatures dropped drastically, and according to reports, Ireland could see its worst snow since 1982.

In a statement, Emirates advised passengers travelling to the UK and Ireland to check the status of their flights.

“Customers booked to travel from the UK between February 28 and March 3 2018 can opt to change their flights, and postpone their departure up to 7 days later than originally booked,” it said.

“Customers are advised to contact their travel agency or the local Emirates office for rebookings,” it added.

A similar alert was posted for travellers flying to Ireland.

The severe snow has caused travel disruption across the UK. British Airways cancelled several short-haul flights from Heathrow, while Glasgow Airport closed.

Trains were also cancelled across the country while heavy traffic congestion was also witnessed throughout the country.

The adverse conditions are expected to continue over the next two days.