Cold weather hit the UK over the weekend, slowing down traffic at some of the country’s airports. Heathrow saw around 400 flights cancelled on Friday and another 100 affected on Saturday. Here, stranded travellers take a rest inside the airport’s departures area (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images).
Ground staff work to de-ice a British Airways plane on the tarmac at Heathrow airport on January 19. Hundreds of flights were cancelled due to severe cold weather over the weekend and passengers were forced to sleep on terminal floors (AFP/Getty Images).
Passengers at Heathrow wait for news of their flight on January 19 (AFP/Getty Images).
A plane waits to take-off as another comes in to land at Gatwick Airport on January 18. The UK’s Met Office was expecting up to 30cm of snow to fall in some areas of the country on Friday (Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images).
Snow-ploughs clear the runway at Gatwick Airport on January 18, 2013. Snowfall has affected most of the UK since Friday, closing schools and disrupting transport (Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images).
Passengers decide to brave the snow on their way to Gatwick Airport on January 18. The UK’s Met Office has advised residents against all non-essential travel (Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images).
These passengers do their best to get some sleep as they wait for their turn to fly (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images).
At least somebody was enjoying the cold weather (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images).