Aer Lingus cancelling all flights from Cork today

Aer Lingus cancelling all flights from Cork today
Hurricane Ophelia: Cork Airport this morning as Aer Lingus cancel flights until 7pm tonight.

Aer Lingus have been cancelled all departures from Cork Airport for the remainder of today as Storm Ophelia rages across Cork.

RyanAir have also cancelled all departures to Stansted and Tenerife for the day.

Airline officials are set to meet in the coming hours to decide on possible cancellations of more flights in and out of Cork.

Kevin Cullinane, spokesperson for Cork Airport, has warned of further cancellations as Ophelia travels through the South-West.

The Departures and Arrivals Board at Cork Airport. Pic: Cork Airport.
The Departures and Arrivals Board at Cork Airport. Pic: Cork Airport.

“We will know more after the meetings later today as crisis management teams from all airlines are meeting up and down the country on an hourly basis.

“There is likely to be further disruption this morning and into the afternoon,” he said. “Our advice to passengers is to check with their airlines well in advance to check if their flight is going ahead.

Almost 2,000 people have already been affected by flight cancellations in Cork Airport this morning due to ex-hurricane Ophelia with thousands more now impacted by the latest cancellations.

“A number of airlines also redirected flights from Cork to Dublin where the storm is likely to be less severe so we are also without some planes necessary for departures,” said Kevin.

“Many departures will depend on how many planes we can get back to Cork Airport.

“We are updating our Twitter and Facebook pages at a fast pace and everything will be clearer after the Airline meeting this afternoon.” Two RyanAir flights, one to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the other to London Stansted, braved the stormy conditions this morning while three Aer Lingus flights to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester also departed.

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