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Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Strong winds lead to flight cancellations

18 Apr 2013 at 11:02 am

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A number of flights scheduled for today have been cancelled or delayed as a result of high winds overnight.

The extreme weather caused major disruption to Aer Lingus operations. Conditions at Dublin and Cork airports meant a large number of aircraft had to be diverted from their originally intended Irish destinations to UK airports.

A number of flights were also cancelled. As a result, there are knock-on problems today, and many services have been cancelled or significantly delayed.

The airline is advising intending passengers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport. Bookings can be changed online for free, or a full refund requested.

Ryanair says it was also forced to cancel a number of flights as a result of the conditions. The budget airline says all flights departing to and from Dublin are now operating normally.

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