Storm forces flight cancellations

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Airline traffic to and from Norwegian airports was disrupted Monday, as it was all over Europe, after a severe autumn storm blew in over Britain  and was heading for Denmark and southern Sweden. Norway was expected to avoid the deluge, but not the effects of cancelled and delayed flights.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) cancelled two morning flights to London Heathrow after all airlines were told to reduce their traffic by 20 percent until 11am. KLM also cancelled its flight between Amsterdam and Oslo that should have taken off at 10:20am.

Norwegian Air fared better because it uses London’s Gatwick airport, and it wasn’t as badly hit by the storm as Heathrow. More airline disruption was expected later in the day, however, because the storm was heading in a northeasterly direction, bound for Denmark and southern Sweden.

Storm warnings were up at sea also, and Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport was braced for disruption. Passengers were being warned of delays or cancellations throughout the day. staff