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Gatwick Airport Closed until at least 15:00 18/12/2010

Gatwick airport is currently closed due to heavy snow and will remain closed until at least 15:00  18/12/2010

Here is the latest report from Gatwick

Gatwick's runway is currently closed due to heavy snow, with no departing or arriving flights. The runway will remain closed until 15:00 today (Saturday 18 December) at the earliest. We are expecting further significant snowfall for much of the day.

British Airways has cancelled all domestic and European flights between 10.00 and 17.00.

There are also delays and cancellations across Europe, with airports including Amsterdam, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen among those disrupted.

Our advice to passengers is to check with their airline before setting out for the airport.

Check the latest Flight delays and cancellations at Gatwick below;

Sat 18 Dec 2010
06:00 TCX049L GOA DIVERTED S
08:00 GR600 GUERNSEY LANDED 09:19 S
08:00 BE900 GUERNSEY LANDED 09:02 S
08:30 SZ102 PLYMOUTH VIA NEWQUAY CANCELLED N
08:40 VS016 ORLANDO DIVERTED S
08:40 CO9696 ORLANDO DIVERTED S
08:45 BE7291 ABERDEEN LANDED 08:49 S
08:55 BE7320 INVERNESS LANDED 08:59 S
08:55 BA4732 INVERNESS LANDED 08:59 S
08:55 BE350 LEEDS/BRADFORD DELAYED S
08:55 EZY5474 MADRID CANCELLED S
09:00 IG355 FLORENCE CANCELLED S
09:00 DY4451 STOCKHOLM CANCELLED S
09:00 BA2166 TAMPA DELAYED N
09:10 FR112 DUBLIN LANDED 08:47 S
09:10 BA2262 KINGSTON LANDED 09:14 N
09:10 DY1320 TROMSO CANCELLED S
09:15 EZY8872 AMSTERDAM CANCELLED N
09:15 AEA1013 MADRID LANDED 08:56 S
09:25 QI4661 BILLUND LANDED 09:34 S
09:25 OA283 THESSALONIKI LANDED 09:38 S
09:25 BA2156 TOBAGO VIA ANTIGUA LANDED 09:24 N
09:30 BA8112 AMSTERDAM DELAYED N
09:30 BA2903 MANCHESTER DELAYED N
09:40 FR5301 MADRID DELAYED S
09:50 FR1016 PORTO LANDED 09:28 S
09:55 EZY8465 GENEVA CANCELLED N
09:55 TP344 LISBON DIVERTED S
09:55 AEU501 REYKJAVIK DELAYED S
10:00 EI232 DUBLIN CANCELLED S
10:00 8U912 TRIPOLI CANCELLED S
10:10 DY3512 COPENHAGEN CANCELLED S
10:15 BA2957 GLASGOW DIVERTED N
10:15 EZY5006 LYON CANCELLED S
10:20 EZY786 GLASGOW CANCELLED S
10:25 EZY8944 GRENOBLE CANCELLED N
10:30 PS501 KIEV DIVERTED S
10:30 EZY5114 ZURICH CANCELLED S
10:35 VS044 LAS VEGAS DIVERTED S
10:40 EZY5382 MUNICH CANCELLED S
10:50 EZY834 BELFAST CANCELLED N
10:55 BA7984 BORDEAUX DELAYED N
10:55 KM116 MALTA DIVERTED S
10:55 BD2100 MALTA DIVERTED S
10:55 EZY5494 PRAGUE CANCELLED S
11:00 FR5562 ALICANTE DELAYED S
11:05 EZY5014 BORDEAUX CANCELLED S
11:05 AT802 CASABLANCA DELAYED N
11:05 BE1002 DUSSELDORF S
11:05 EZY5334 TOULOUSE CANCELLED S
11:10 BA8036 JERSEY DELAYED N
11:20 GR604 GUERNSEY CANCELLED S
11:20 BE906 GUERNSEY CANCELLED S
11:20 BE273 ISLE OF MAN S
11:25 EZY8586 GOTHENBURG CANCELLED N
11:25 EZY5344 HAMBURG CANCELLED S
11:25 EZY5486 KRAKOW CANCELLED S
11:35 BA2737 GENEVA DELAYED N
11:45 BA2937 EDINBURGH CANCELLED N
11:45 EZY5066 NICE CANCELLED S
11:45 FR1182 SHANNON DELAYED S
11:50 EZS8467 GENEVA EXPECTED 15:00 N
11:55 EZY8572 BARCELONA CANCELLED N
11:55 BE965 BELFAST CITY CANCELLED S
11:55 EK015 DUBAI N
12:00 BA8114 AMSTERDAM CANCELLED N
12:00 BE938 JERSEY DELAYED S
12:00 EZY8558 SALZBURG CANCELLED N
12:05 EZY8660 ALICANTE CANCELLED N
12:10 TP334 PORTO S
12:10 EZY5356 VIENNA CANCELLED S
12:15 BE973 BELFAST CITY S
12:15 SZ103 PLYMOUTH VIA NEWQUAY CANCELLED N
12:20 EZY8602 MALAGA CANCELLED N
12:20 BT651 RIGA DELAYED S
12:20 BA2577 TURIN DELAYED N
12:25 EZY5164 ALMERIA CANCELLED S
12:25 EZY5364 COPENHAGEN CANCELLED S
12:35 QR073 DOHA EXPECTED 12:25 N
12:35 EZY5254 ROME CANCELLED S
12:50 EZY8922 FARO CANCELLED N
12:50 BA2583 VENICE DELAYED N
12:55 EI903 MALAGA EXPECTED 14:20 S
13:00 EZY5476 MADRID CANCELLED S
13:05 EZY8974 SOFIA CANCELLED N
13:10 FR114 DUBLIN S
13:10 ZB215 FARO S
13:15 EZY5442 BUDAPEST CANCELLED S
13:25 BA2561 BOLOGNA DELAYED N
13:25 BA2905 MANCHESTER CANCELLED N
13:25 AA6713 MANCHESTER CANCELLED N
13:30 ZB737 MALAGA S
13:35 EZY8642 VALENCIA CANCELLED N
13:35 EZY5264 VENICE CANCELLED S
13:40 EZY8469 GENEVA EXPECTED 15:15 N
13:50 BA2607 NAPLES DELAYED N
14:00 EI236 DUBLIN CANCELLED S
14:00 EZY5224 NAPLES CANCELLED S
14:10 BE7324 INVERNESS CANCELLED S
14:10 BA4736 INVERNESS CANCELLED S
14:10 FR1397 RYGGE S
14:15 BA8038 JERSEY CANCELLED N
14:20 ZB265 ALICANTE S
14:20 FR9852 CORK S
14:25 BA2745 GENEVA CANCELLED N
14:25 BE944 JERSEY S
14:30 BA2653 SALZBURG CANCELLED N
14:35 EZY586 IVALO EXPECTED 17:20 S
14:45 EZS8471 GENEVA CANCELLED N
14:45 BA2689 GENOA CANCELLED N
14:55 EZY8894 MARRAKECH CANCELLED N
15:00 FR9228 GERONA S
15:00 GR606 GUERNSEY S
15:10 BA2887 TUNIS CANCELLED N
15:15 BA2959 GLASGOW CANCELLED N
15:20 EZY5374 COLOGNE CANCELLED S
15:20 EZY8596 DUSSELDORF N
15:20 MON8021 KITTILA S
15:25 EZY8904 GIBRALTAR CANCELLED N
15:30 EZY8473 GENEVA EXPECTED 15:50 N
15:30 FR5252 SEVILLE S
15:40 BE7293 ABERDEEN CANCELLED S
15:40 TP342 LISBON S
15:40 EZY5286 MILAN-LINATE S
15:40 EZY5234 PISA EXPECTED 17:15 S
15:45 BA2939 EDINBURGH CANCELLED N
15:45 MA4939 EDINBURGH CANCELLED N
15:45 EZY5326 MARSEILLE EXPECTED 15:55 S
15:50 BE465 NEWCASTLE S
15:50 EZY9234 PISA EXPECTED 17:05 S
15:55 EZY8684 ARRECIFE CANCELLED N
15:55 SZ105 PLYMOUTH VIA NEWQUAY N
16:00 BE912 GUERNSEY CANCELLED S
16:05 BE969 BELFAST CITY S
16:05 EZY5054 MONTPELLIER CANCELLED S
16:15 AEA1015 MADRID S
16:20 FR9698 ROME S
16:20 EZY8704 TENERIFE CANCELLED N
16:25 EZY5294 MILAN-MALPENSA EXPECTED 16:00 S
16:25 BA2643 THESSALONIKI CANCELLED N
16:25 BA2649 TIRANA CANCELLED N
16:40 EZY5086 ATHENS CANCELLED S
16:40 TOM077 MOMBASA EXPECTED 18:27 N
16:55 EI816 CORK CANCELLED S
16:55 EZY5312 PORTO EXPECTED 16:50 S
17:00 EZY764 INVERNESS CANCELLED S
17:00 EZY8628 PALMA MALLORCA EXPECTED 16:40 N
17:00 EZY5336 TOULOUSE CANCELLED S
17:05 EZY8606 MALAGA N
17:20 EZY8806 PAPHOS CANCELLED N
17:20 EZY8560 SALZBURG CANCELLED N
17:20 BA2597 VERONA CANCELLED N
17:25 EZY8477 GENEVA CANCELLED N
17:25 TCX078L LAS PALMAS EXPECTED 17:20 S
17:30 ZB239 ARRECIFE S
17:35 TOM4669 FUERTEVENTURA N
17:40 FR116 DUBLIN S
17:40 BA2042 MALE EXPECTED 20:14 N
17:45 EZY838 BELFAST N
17:45 EZY5196 MURCIA CANCELLED S
17:50 EZY8578 BARCELONA CANCELLED N
17:55 TOM4681 LAS PALMAS N
18:00 BA2585 VENICE CANCELLED N
18:05 EI244 DUBLIN S
18:05 FR2747 KAUNAS S
18:10 EZY5398 INNSBRUCK CANCELLED S
18:25 EK009 DUBAI EXPECTED 19:30 N
18:35 BA2741 GENEVA CANCELLED N
18:35 FR1184 RYGGE S
18:40 BE277 ISLE OF MAN S
18:40 BA8046 JERSEY CANCELLED N
18:45 MA614 BUDAPEST N
18:45 BA4452 BUDAPEST N
18:45 EZY5296 MILAN-MALPENSA CANCELLED S
18:50 BA7988 BORDEAUX CANCELLED N
18:50 GR610 GUERNSEY S
18:55 BE950 JERSEY S
19:05 BA2579 TURIN CANCELLED N
19:10 BE918 GUERNSEY S
19:10 AT672 MARRAKECH N
19:15 IG351 FLORENCE S
19:20 EZS8481 GENEVA EXPECTED 19:35 N
19:25 FR2007 BOLOGNA S
19:25 SZ110 PLYMOUTH VIA NEWQUAY N
19:35 TCX432L FUERTEVENTURA S
19:40 BA2691 INNSBRUCK CANCELLED N
19:40 BA2365 MARSEILLE CANCELLED N
19:40 FR7728 STOCKHOLM S
19:45 TP348 FUNCHAL S
19:55 ZB253 ALICANTE S
20:00 BA2595 CATANIA CANCELLED N
20:05 BA2541 ROME CANCELLED N
20:10 EZY8720 LISBON CANCELLED N
20:15 EZY5008 LYON EXPECTED 20:40 S
20:15 BA2911 MANCHESTER N
20:15 FR4798 MILAN-BERGAMO S
20:20 EZY8880 AMSTERDAM EXPECTED 20:20 N
20:20 BA2965 GLASGOW N
20:20 MA4965 GLASGOW N
20:25 BA2613 NAPLES CANCELLED N
20:30 BA8048 JERSEY DELAYED N
20:35 FR5371 MADRID S
20:40 EZY8483 GENEVA N
20:40 EZY5258 ROME CANCELLED S
20:45 EZY792 GLASGOW S
20:45 BA2587 VENICE CANCELLED N
20:50 EZY8580 BARCELONA N
20:50 TOM4691 KITTILA EXPECTED 21:45 N
20:55 EZY5268 VENICE S
21:00 EZY8824 MALTA CANCELLED N
21:00 EZY8852 SHARM EL SHEIKH CANCELLED N
21:05 EZY8936 FUNCHAL CANCELLED N
21:05 TOM8107 ROVANIEMI N
21:25 BA8110 AMSTERDAM DELAYED N
21:25 EZY5496 PRAGUE S
21:25 TOM4697 ROVANIEMI EXPECTED 21:45 N
21:30 FR118 DUBLIN S
21:30 BA2943 EDINBURGH DELAYED N
21:35 EZY812 EDINBURGH N
21:45 BA2693 FARO CANCELLED N
21:45 EZY5462 ISTANBUL CANCELLED S
21:45 EZE1826 LIVERPOOL S
21:50 EI248 DUBLIN S
21:50 EZY5384 MUNICH S
21:55 TOM8063 ENONTEKIO EXPECTED 22:25 N
21:55 EZY8926 FARO N
21:55 EZY5072 NICE S
21:55 EZY8978 SOFIA CANCELLED N
22:00 EZY8485 GENEVA N
22:05 EZY5416 BERLIN S
22:05 EZY8948 GRENOBLE CANCELLED N
22:15 EZY5480 MADRID S
22:20 EZY8608 MALAGA N
22:20 TCX760L SHARM EL SHEIKH S
22:30 EZY5246 PALERMO S
22:30 TCX807L ROVANIEMI S
23:00 EZY8668 ALICANTE N
23:00 EZY8862 HURGHADA EXPECTED 22:50 N
23:00 EZY8854 SHARM EL SHEIKH DUE SUN 01:54 N
23:10 EZY8896 MARRAKECH N
23:15 EZY8694 LAS PALMAS CANCELLED N
23:20 EZY8814 LARNACA CANCELLED N
23:20 ZB285 TENERIFE S

Check up to date flight information at Gatwick Airport

9Dec/100

Latest Gatwick Travel Information

Good news for our customers travelling to Gatwick Airport - According to the Gatwick Airport website there are NO current disruptions.

Here is the latest message from Gatwick;

Gatwick Airport is running smoothly today despite the freezing weather.  We hope you have a pleasent journey through our Airport.

Here are the latest arrivals;

Thu 09 Dec 2010
18:45 EZY8578 BARCELONA LANDED 19:18 N
18:45 EZY5478 MADRID LANDED 21:02 S
18:55 TOM4461 ARRECIFE DUE FRI 15:20 N
19:00 BE973 BELFAST CITY LANDED 18:51 S
19:05 BE277 ISLE OF MAN LANDED 18:53 S
19:05 EZY5296 MILAN-MALPENSA LANDED 19:15 S
19:05 BA2579 TURIN LANDED 18:47 N
19:10 BE918 GUERNSEY LANDED 19:02 S
19:15 IG351 FLORENCE LANDED 19:14 S
19:20 EZY5414 BERLIN CANCELLED S
19:20 FR2007 BOLOGNA LANDED 18:57 S
19:20 DY3518 COPENHAGEN EXPECTED 22:31 S
19:20 EZS8481 GENEVA LANDED 19:43 N
19:20 TCX305H ROVANIEMI LANDED 20:48 S
19:25 BE356 LEEDS/BRADFORD LANDED 19:13 S
19:25 BE805 NEWQUAY LANDED 19:24 S
19:25 SZ110 PLYMOUTH VIA NEWQUAY LANDED 19:20 N
19:30 DY1310 OSLO LANDED 19:08 S
19:35 DY1318 BERGEN LANDED 19:26 S
19:35 BE467 NEWCASTLE LANDED 19:28 S
19:40 BA2365 MARSEILLE LANDED 19:58 N
19:40 ZB229 PALMA MALLORCA LANDED 19:47 S
19:40 FR7728 STOCKHOLM LANDED 19:22 S
19:45 SK4623 BERGEN LANDED 19:30 S
19:45 TP348 FUNCHAL LANDED 19:11 S
19:45 DY4459 STOCKHOLM LANDED 20:33 S
19:50 TCX939L ARRECIFE DELAYED S
19:55 EZY8880 AMSTERDAM LANDED 20:01 N
20:00 DY3521 AALBORG EXPECTED 23:15 S
20:00 EZY8642 VALENCIA LANDED 20:21 N
20:05 BA2541 ROME CANCELLED N
20:15 BA2911 MANCHESTER LANDED 20:07 N
20:15 FR4798 MILAN-BERGAMO LANDED 19:54 S
20:20 BA2965 GLASGOW LANDED 19:56 N
20:20 MA4965 GLASGOW LANDED 19:56 N
20:25 BA2613 NAPLES LANDED 20:18 N
20:25 DY1336 STAVANGER LANDED 20:02 S
20:30 BA8048 JERSEY LANDED 20:25 N
20:35 FR5371 MADRID LANDED 20:35 S
20:40 ZB239 ARRECIFE DUE FRI 14:30 S
20:40 EZY838 BELFAST LANDED 20:57 N
20:45 QI4665 BILLUND LANDED 20:28 S
20:45 EZY812 EDINBURGH LANDED 20:41 N
20:45 BA2587 VENICE LANDED 20:22 N
21:00 EZY8598 DUSSELDORF LANDED 21:23 N
21:00 EZY8852 SHARM EL SHEIKH LANDED 20:55 N
21:00 MON6815 SHARM EL SHEIKH LANDED 21:20 S
21:05 BE952 JERSEY VIA GUERNSEY LANDED 20:52 S
21:10 TOM397 SHARM EL SHEIKH LANDED 21:46 N
21:20 EZY8536 BASEL LANDED 21:08 N
21:25 BA8110 AMSTERDAM LANDED 21:10 N
21:25 EZY5346 HAMBURG LANDED 21:35 S
21:30 FR118 DUBLIN LANDED 21:28 S
21:30 BE1008 DUSSELDORF LANDED 21:04 S
21:30 BA2943 EDINBURGH LANDED 21:28 N
21:30 BA8145 LUXEMBOURG LANDED 21:51 N
21:40 EZY8882 AMSTERDAM LANDED 21:40 N
21:40 EZY5376 COLOGNE EXPECTED 22:29 S
21:45 EZY5008 LYON EXPECTED 22:15 S
21:45 TOM819 SHARM EL SHEIKH EXPECTED 22:20 N
21:50 EI248 DUBLIN LANDED 21:33 S
21:55 EZY5366 COPENHAGEN EXPECTED 22:16 S
22:00 EZY8485 GENEVA LANDED 21:48 N
22:05 EZY5088 ATHENS LANDED 21:38 S
22:05 EZY842 BELFAST EXPECTED 22:24 N
22:05 EZY5360 VIENNA EXPECTED 22:18 S
22:05 EZY5118 ZURICH EXPECTED 22:13 S
22:10 EZY5298 MILAN-MALPENSA LANDED 21:54 S
22:15 EZY5480 MADRID EXPECTED 22:21 S
22:15 EZY5338 TOULOUSE EXPECTED 22:41 S
22:20 EZY5416 BERLIN CANCELLED S
22:20 EZY796 GLASGOW EXPECTED 22:29 S
22:20 EZY8968 HELSINKI EXPECTED 22:31 N
22:30 EZY814 EDINBURGH N
22:30 EZY8720 LISBON EXPECTED 22:38 N
22:30 EZY5072 NICE EXPECTED 22:26 S
22:35 EZY5260 ROME EXPECTED 23:53 S
22:50 EZY5496 PRAGUE EXPECTED 23:09 S
22:55 EZY8686 ARRECIFE N
22:55 EZY5386 MUNICH EXPECTED 22:45 S
23:00 EZY8854 SHARM EL SHEIKH EXPECTED 22:50 N
23:00 EZY8706 TENERIFE EXPECTED 22:45 N
23:10 EZY8580 BARCELONA EXPECTED 23:30 N
23:10 EZY8896 MARRAKECH EXPECTED 23:05 N
23:25 TOM591 BOA VISTA EXPECTED 23:59 N
23:25 EZY8930 FARO EXPECTED 23:19 N
23:30 EZY8668 ALICANTE DUE FRI 00:46 N
23:30 EZY8612 MALAGA EXPECTED 23:35 N
23:55 EI907 MALAGA EXPECTED 23:39 S
Fri 10 Dec 2010
04:30 VKH690 STOCKHOLM S
05:00 TOM057 BRIDGETOWN EXPECTED 05:16 N
05:50 VS030 BRIDGETOWN EXPECTED 05:52 S
05:55 BA2154 BRIDGETOWN EXPECTED 06:22 N
05:55 BW2900 BRIDGETOWN EXPECTED 06:22 N
06:00 TCX169L BRIDGETOWN S
06:35 BA2232 BERMUDA N
06:35 EK011 DUBAI N
06:45 QR075 DOHA N
06:45 US4971 DOHA N
06:55 TCX007L VANCOUVER EXPECTED 06:35 S
07:00 DL12 ATLANTA N
07:00 KL9091 ATLANTA N
07:05 VS028 ORLANDO S
07:05 CO9708 ORLANDO S
07:15 BA2152 BRIDGETOWN N
07:20 US732 CHARLOTTE S
07:30 EZS8463 GENEVA N
07:30 BA2036 ORLANDO N
07:30 TS422 TORONTO S
07:35 TOM093 CANCUN EXPECTED 08:00 N
07:40 EZS8530 BASEL N
07:40 QI4661 BILLUND S
07:45 BA2559 BOLOGNA N
07:45 FR1118 DUBLIN S
07:45 BA2901 MANCHESTER N
07:45 MA4901 MANCHESTER N
07:50 DY1314 BERGEN S
07:50 EZY802 EDINBURGH N
07:55 EZY832 BELFAST N
07:55 BA2931 EDINBURGH N
07:55 MA4931 EDINBURGH N
07:55 BE461 NEWCASTLE S
08:00 GR600 GUERNSEY S
08:00 BE900 GUERNSEY S
08:00 BA8034 JERSEY N
08:05 EZY5410 BERLIN S
08:05 BE930 JERSEY S
08:10 DY1302 OSLO S
08:15 DY3510 COPENHAGEN S
08:15 BA2953 GLASGOW N
08:15 MA4953 GLASGOW N
08:15 VS052 GRENADA VIA TOBAGO S
08:15 BE271 ISLE OF MAN S
08:20 BE961 BELFAST CITY S
08:20 BE350 LEEDS/BRADFORD S
08:25 MA612 BUDAPEST N
08:25 BA4450 BUDAPEST N
08:25 JP450 LJUBLJANA N
08:25 EZY5290 MILAN-MALPENSA S
08:25 BE801 NEWQUAY S
08:30 SZ102 PLYMOUTH VIA NEWQUAY N
08:40 VS016 ORLANDO S
08:40 CO9696 ORLANDO S
08:45 BE7291 ABERDEEN S
08:55 BE7320 INVERNESS S
08:55 BA4732 INVERNESS S
08:55 EZY5474 MADRID S
08:55 BA2284 MONTEGO BAY N
09:00 IG355 FLORENCE S
09:05 BA2156 PUNTA CANA VIA ANTIGUA N
09:10 EZY8872 AMSTERDAM N
09:10 FR112 DUBLIN S
09:10 BA2158 PORT OF SPAIN VIA ST LUCIA N
09:10 BW2904 PORT OF SPAIN VIA ST LUCIA N
09:10 DY4451 STOCKHOLM S
09:15 AEA1013 MADRID S
09:25 HV8553 EINDHOVEN S
09:25 OA283 THESSALONIKI S
09:30 BA8112 AMSTERDAM N
09:30 BA2903 MANCHESTER N
09:35 OU4494 ZAGREB S
09:40 FR5301 MADRID S
09:45 VS070 KINGSTON S
09:55 TP344 LISBON S
09:55 AEU501 REYKJAVIK S

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1Dec/100

Heavy Snow closes Gatwick Airport

All flights at Gatwick Airport have been cancelled until 0600 GMT on Thursday after snow and ice forced the closure of the runway.

Passengers have been urged not to travel to the West Sussex airport and instead contact airlines to find out when individual services will resume.

More than 150 schools have been shut because of the wintry conditions in East and West Sussex.

There are also delays on the road and rail networks.

Southeastern trains said it had introduced a contingency timetable on Wednesday and Thursday.

A spokesman said: "We would encourage all passengers to leave London earlier than usual, before bad weather arrives in the South East."

It's set to get a lot worse before it gets better”

BBC South East Today forecaster Kaye Forster

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said: "Due to severe weather conditions, Gatwick Airport will remain closed and is not due to reopen until 0600 [GMT] at the very earliest tomorrow.

"Snow clearance activities have been taking place throughout the night and will continue throughout the day to ensure the runway is safe for aircraft to land and take-off."

She added: "Gatwick has been disproportionately affected by the weather conditions with approximately six inches on the ground and further heavy snow forecast this afternoon and into this evening."

She said there were a number of passengers at the airport and they were being looked after.

The runway was closed at 2230 GMT on Tuesday.

The spokeswoman added: "It is vital that passengers do not make their way to the airport and check our website and with their airline for updates."

Some flights were diverted to Luton Airport in Bedfordshire earlier on Wednesday with passengers then being driven by coach to Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick said it had recently spent £300,000 on de-icing and snow-clearing vehicles.

On Tuesday Brighton and Hove council said gritters would be out on the city's roads during the night to top up existing levels of salt.

It said its duty officer would be monitoring the weather situation through the evening and was ready to respond, if conditions changed, but traffic was moving.

BBC South East Today's weather forecaster Kaye Forster said: "It's set to get a lot worse before it gets better."

She said a further 10cm (4in) of snow was possible overnight with freezing temperatures making the conditions on the roads "horrendous".

By Thursday, some areas may see up to 25cm (10in) of snow with temperatures hovering around freezing.

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