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Dublin Airport Closed

Dublin Airport Closed - First it was open, then it closed, then it opened, now it's closed again. Are we bored of the snow yet?

It looks lovely if you're looking out of a warm house with a hot whiskey in your hand. But the snow is continuing to cause misery for people trying to use Dublin airport to get somewhere (or to land if coming in from somewhere else).

Thanks to yet more of the white stuff, Dublin airport had to close its runway on Thursday evening for the umpteenth time this week.

The Dublin Airport Authority said flights will be suspended until 11pm. Aer Lingus has cancelled all its Thursday evening flights after today’s disruption has had a major negative knock-on effect.

Dublin Airport Closed

According to DAA spokeswomen Siobhan Moore, friction tests showed that the braking action of aircraft had been compromised following snow showers this afternoon.

Taking into account the three and a half hour disruption earlier today, 270 flights and approximately 40,000 passengers have been affected by today’s bad weather.

Earlier today, heavy snow resulted in the cancellation of around 100 flights, affecting 15,000 passengers.

After the first closure of the day, a Ryanair spokesman said he could not see why the airport needed to close for three and a half hours, adding that Ryanair believed that the runway could be cleared in less than an hour.

Dublin Airport Closed

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