Dublin airport hit by strong winds


High winds caused the diversion of ten aircraft from Dublin Airport this morning.

Air traffic control diverted three aircraft to Manchester and seven to Shannon Airport after gusts of up to 50 knots were recorded on the main runway.

The diverted aircraft belong to Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Etihad and Delta Airlines.

A spokesperson for Dublin Airport said flights had resumed by mid-morning and only minor delays were reported.

As a precaution, the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has advised intending passengers to contact their airlines before travelling.