Liverpool and Manchester airports were forced to shut their runways on Wednesday morning (January 30) due to snow.
As conditions in the north-west worsened overnight, both airports ceased operations temporarily as a precautionary measure.
In a statement issued at around 9am on Wednesday, Manchester airport said: “Our airfield team has been working through the night to keep the runways clear, which resulted in the day’s operation’s starting as planned.
“However, as conditions worsened significantly this morning, we took the decision to temporarily close our runways. We continue to work to mitigate the challenging conditions and hope to minimise further impacts.
“However, the safety of our customers and staff is our number-one concern and there is likely to be some disruption. Please check the status of your flight with your airline and allow plenty of time for your trip to the airport. Buses to and from car parks are running.”
Manchester airport confirmed at around 11am one of its runways had reopened for departures. Half an hour later, the airport confirmed arrivals had also resumed.
Liverpool airport, meanwhile, said: “Due to snow, the runway is temporarily closed. The airport is open. Please contact your airline directly for flight information.”
In an update issued at 10.40am, the airport confirmed its runway had reopened, although a number of flights were subject to delays.
The Met Office issued yellow warnings for snow and ice for much of the UK, valid in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the North and the West until 11am, and until midday in London, the south-east and East Midlands.
Further warnings are in place for Thursday and Friday mornings.