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Airlines refuse to fly to Bristol over safety concerns
6 January 2007

More than 80 flights in and out of Bristol International Airport, U.K. have been cancelled or diverted in a row over runway safety. All Easyjet, Aer Lingus, XL Airways, Thomson and BA flights in and out of the airport were cancelled or diverted by the afternoon of January 5. An Easyjet spokesman reported: `The airport has been laying a new runway and what they have not had a chance to do is cut grooves into the surface…We have found that this is having an effect on braking distances on the runway in wet weather.` (BBC)