Tens of thousands stranded as easyJet, Ryanair and FlyBe cancel flights

60 flights have been cancelled by easyJet to and from Bristol airport alone, while Ryanair has stopped all routes from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Storm Emma is having a chaotic effect on the airline industry as hundreds of flights have been cancelled to avoid the weather – stranding tens of thousands of passengers across Europe.

EasyJet have cancelled all flights to and from Bristol airport and Ryanair flights will not arrive at or depart from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow for the rest of the day.

Some routes operated by easyJet from Gatwick and its base at Luton airport are also grounded.

Ryanair has also cancelled all flights from Cork and Kerry, as well as a number from Dublin, its home airport.

All Ryanair routes from Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Knock and Shannon have been proactively grounded for Friday 2 March.

All flights serving Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey and Guernsey by FlyBe have been grounded, while departures from Cardiff after 2pm and Exeter after 3pm will not take off.

A spokesperson for easyJet told the Independent: “As a result of the adverse weather conditions which are still affecting the UK and Europe we are expecting disruption to many flights.

“We strongly advise all passengers due to travel today continue to check their flight status by using Flight Tracker and avoid travelling to the airport if your flight is cancelled.”

Ryanair said: “Due to continuing adverse weather conditions, Ryanair expects further flight delays and cancellations at airports today and tomorrow.

“We are doing everything we can to re-accommodate customers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by these disruptions which are entirely outside of our control.”