Manchester Airport has re-opened one of its runways for departing and arriving flights.
This comes after airport bosses were forced to close all runways and cancel flights this morning following last night’s heavy snowfall.
A spokesman for the airport said the airfield team had been working through the night to keep the runways clear but the decision was made to close all runways this morning after heavy snowfall coated the runways, causing treacherous conditions.
Customers have been advised to carefully plan their journeys to and from the airport as the surrounding roads are still affected by the snow.
The spokesman said:
“One of our runways has now re-opened for departures and arrivals.
“Our airfield team has been working through the night to keep the runways clear, which resulted in the day’s operations starting as planned. However, as conditions worsened significantly this morning, we took the decision to temporarily close our runways.
“We advise all customers to carefully plan their journey to and from the airport, as the surrounding road network is severely impacted, making it difficult to get onto the airport site. We are working closely with GMP and Highways England to monitor the situation. As we gradually increase operations we will take this into account to maximise the number of people able to make their flights.
“We appreciate the inconvenience caused to passengers, but their safety and security is always of paramount importance.
“We will continue to monitor the adverse weather throughout the day and will provide updates as required. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.”