Edinburgh Airport says that it will close from 6 p.m. local time this evening, although Lufthansa, Jet2, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, Etihad Airways and Loganair are planning to run full operations in advance of that closure. Homeless shelters have prepared emergency transport to the welfare centre in Luton should their own facilities reach capacity.
However, the Irish airline has confirmed that inbound flights from the USA and Canada will depart as planned on Friday night, arriving into Irish airports on Saturday morning.
Heavy snowfall in the United Kingdom has caused widespread flight cancellations at United Kingdom airports.
Anyone due to travel today from Exeter should are being advised not to travel to the airport.
"We apologise for the inconvenience caused however this decision has been made in the interest of the safety of customers and our employees".
"A red weather warning has been issued for today for parts of Scotland", National Rail Enquiries said.
Disruption is continuing though, with around 32 cancelled departures so far.
A snow clearing vehicle broke down and blocked the Ashford-bound line at Wye, while there was major disruption on metro routes between Dartford and London via Woolwich, Bexleyheath and Sidcup because of signalling faults caused by the weather. The weather in Scotland has been particularly harsh by United Kingdom standards.