Plane Fights Through The Wind To Land In Ireland During Storm Ophelia

Andrew Cummings
October 18, 2017

Liverpool John Lennon Airport stated that "atmospheric conditions" are believed to be causing flights to divert.

In the last hour, Dublin Airport has issued a statement providing travellers with up-to-date information with regards which airlines have cancelled flights going to and from Ireland's largest airport.

"Two flights returned shortly after take-off and two flights requested an expedited landing as a precaution only".

THERE ARE MAJOR flight disruptions across Ireland due to Storm Ophelia but the effects vary across different airports.

"The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority".

"My parents flight landing at Dublin Airport earlier, my heart was in my mouth watching it! We would like to apologise for any inconvenience experienced by the diversions". Flybe Group Plc said it has halted 47 flights primarily around Belfast City, Dublin, Knock and the Isle of Man.

Irish authorities warned some of the worst storm conditions to hit the country in 50 years will endanger lives as the country's Met Eireann weather service extended its most severe warning nationwide for the first time.

In a Facebook post, the airport wrote that Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air France, CityJet and KLM have cancelled some services, and that Ryanair have now not cancelled any.

"Airlines will continue to advise passengers of schedule changes and we advise intending passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport tomorrow". All passengers on cancelled flights have been given the option of transferring their flight free of charge or obtaining a refund at

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