British Airways cancels flights as Storm Ciaran causes travel chaos

British Airways has cancelled more than 30 domestic and international flights due to Storm Ciaran.

The airline cancelled 38 domestic and European flights as well as its 10 flights between Heathrow and Jersey.

It said: “Like other airlines, some of our flights may face some disruption due to the effects of Storm Ciaran on parts of the UK and across Europe, which have resulted in air traffic control restrictions.

“Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and our highly-trained teams are carefully monitoring the situation.”

BA said passengers should keep checking the status of their flight and arrive at the airport two hours before a short-haul flight and three hours before long-haul.

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Ryanair and easyJet have also issued passengers warnings of disruption as Storm Ciaran causes heavy rain and winds.

Ryanair said affected passengers would be notified but warned travellers to keep checking the airline’s app.

easyJet asked passengers to keep checking its Flight Tracker but said tourists would be notified of any changes.

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KLM has cancelled five journeys between Heathrow and Amsterdam after runway capacity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was reduced.

An airline spokesperson said: “Due to the expected weather conditions at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the runway capacity has been reduced on Thursday, November 2.

“As a result, some of our flights have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

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Trains are also affected and Southeastern Railway has told passengers not to attempt travel before 9am on some routes in Kent and Sussex.

Conditions have been described as “very dangerous” on Jersey by the island’s Fire & Rescue team.

Amber wind warnings are in place for parts of the English south coast while Jersey is under a red wind warning.

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