Big chill causing delays at GAIA
PASSENGERS travelling by air to and from England continue to experience delays because of the big chill that has gripped much of Europe.
Heathrow and Gatwick airports have experienced cancellations and delays, which in turn have caused England-bound travellers to extend their stay in Barbados.
At Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) yesterday, Sylvia and Peter Willacey and Pat Clipstone were waiting to leave so they could spend Christmas back home.
“Our flight to Gatwick was delayed two hours until 5:40 p.m but we don’t mind it too much as the traffic will be lighter when we get home.
“Besides, this is a nice airport to get stuck in,” said Sylvia.
Clipstone added that they were thankful to secure a flight as they were on a cruise yesterday and had no information on when they would have been able to get back home.
The girls’ hockey and netball team of The Rugby School in England also had to wait an additional two hours for their flight. However, coach Mindy Dhamda said his girls had a great time regardless – for the most part.
“We’ve had mostly good weather here, only we got a bit wet on a catamaran cruise yesterday,” he said.
The girls said they counted the trip a success as they won all their hockey games but lost their netball games.
For more than a week, heavy snow has forced cancellation of many flights to and from England especially following a five-inch snowfall in Heathrow last week. (CA)