Glasgow Airport “operational” after snow temporarily suspends flights

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The departures lounge at Glasgow Airport.

Glasgow Airport was forced to put operations on hold after the West Coast was hit by heavy snowfall on Friday morning.

Flights were “temporarily suspended” as the airport’s winter operations teams worked to get things moving again.

People due to catch flights were advised to contact their airlines.

Operations have since resumed at the airport after staff cleared the runway.

Much of Scotland, including Tayside and Fife, has been placed under a yellow warning for snow by the Met Office.

Glasgow Airport said: “We regret that operations are temporarily suspended at the airport. Our winter operations teams are working to reopen as soon as possible. We Advise passengers to check with their airline for updates and apologise for any disruption.”

Just after 10am the airport updated: “The airport is now open and operational again. Our winter operations team will remain on standby throughout the day to monitor weather conditions.”

Aberdeen International Airport has been forced to cancel flights to and from the city due to the freezing weather.

For more on the issues in the north-east, click here.

Forecasters have also told commuters to prepare for travel disruption, with temperatures “struggling to get above freezing” in areas where snow falls throughout Friday.

Roads including the M8 and M74 are said to be affected by the winter weather.

Fresh snow warning for the whole of Tayside and Fife issued by Met Office

Scots have been taking to social media to post photos of this morning’s wintry scenes.

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