By Claire West

UK airport update

Gatwick Airport have just announced on their website that; “We are currently experiencing heavy snowfall and are working hard to clear the runway.

There will be no flight departures until 06:00 Tuesday 21st December. Knock-on delays and cancellations are likely throughout Tuesday due to the ongoing impact of snow across Northern Europe.

Our advice to passengers remains the same - please check your airline's website to confirm the status of your flight.”

For up to date information follow @Gatwick_Airport on Twitter.

The Foreign Office (FCO) have issued the following Major UK airport update as at 21:00 on 20th December

Heathrow further flight delays and cancellations are likely over the coming days and beyond. The airport is operating a reduced schedule until 06:00 on Wednesday, 22 December.

Gatwick no flight departures until 06:00 Tuesday 21st December. Knock-on delays and cancellations are likely throughout Tuesday.

Birmingham airport communication services are not available. Website is not displaying flight information at the present time.

Stansted is open and operating as normal.

Newcastle is open though flights are subject to delays.

Aberdeen is currently experiencing cancellations and delays.

Edinburgh is open though flights are subject to delays and/or cancellations

Glasgow is open and the runway is clear. Most flights are operating, however some airlines are experiencing cancellations or delays due to snow at other airports.

Manchester is open

Dublin flight operations are suspended. Operations are not expected to resume before 23.00.