Flights disrupted as airport shuts for runway clearing
Saturday 19th January 2013, 1:00PM GMT.
SNOW disruption at the airport yesterday could not have been avoided, according to its deputy director.
Ashley Nicholas said any suggestion that Guernsey Airport closed before anywhere else when it snowed was people’s perception.
‘We do exactly the same as in the UK and we are governed by the same regulations,’ he said.
‘Our snow plan is reviewed annually, we assess any lessons that might have been learned from previous incidents and we take on board any updates from UK best practice.’
The airport reopened at 2pm.
But the first flight out, the Aurigny flight to East Midlands at 2.30pm, had to turn around mid-flight and come back to Guernsey after the destination airport suddenly closed because of the weather.