Page last updated at 20:33 GMT, Friday, 6 February 2009

Rugby supporters stuck at airport

Murrayfield
Between 20,000 and 30,000 people are expected to travel to Murrayfield

More than 100 Welsh rugby fans are stranded at Bristol International Airport after a number of flights were cancelled due to bad weather.

The fans were hoping to travel to Scotland for Sunday's Six Nations match at Murrayfield.

The cancelled flights include easyJet services to Glasgow and to Edinburgh, as well as possible alternatives to Newcastle and to Aberdeen.

An easyJet spokesman said the fans would be entitled to a refund.

'Planes full'

He said: "We have now taken the decision to cancel all easyJet flights from Bristol for the remainder of the day[Friday].

"There is disruption to other flights at other airports, particularly Luton, but Bristol has been the worst affected.

"There will be a large number of people flying up to Scotland for the match in Edinburgh, but there are no more seats available on flights tomorrow [Saturday], we are full to capacity."

Cardiff International Airport scheduled 15 extra flights for Edinburgh between Friday and Sunday, generating an extra 5,000 passengers.

Road conditions around Bristol International Airport are reported to be poor.

A Met Office spokesman said under clear skies temperatures would plummet and existing snowfall would freeze solid.

Bristol Airport re-opened its runway at 1600 GMT after being closed most of Friday due to heavy snow.

EasyJet said none of its 35 scheduled flights would be leaving Bristol on Friday evening.



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