Glasgow Airport has been forced to suspend its flights due to heavy snow.

Glasgow Airport temporarily halted its flights this morning as wintery conditions blanketed Britain.

The airport’s transport hub confirmed teams were working through the night and hoped operations could resume “as soon as possible”.

“Flight operations are currently suspended due to heavier than forecast snow,” Glasgow Airport said.

“Our winter teams have been working through the night, and we hope to resume operations as soon as possible.

“Please check with your airline for further flight updates.”

The UK’s ninth-busiest airport released its update on social media at 7.24 am.

Several holidaymakers have complained about the situation on social media. One said: “Guess who’s been sat in Glasgow Airport since 4 am waiting to fly to Florida for a dream family holiday, waited over a year for this – chance ye got.”

Another wrote: “Yes, we are under snow here in Glasgow, and yes, it was forecast last night, so Glasgow airport shouldn’t have been caught on the hop.”

A third added: “This is ridiculous and makes Glasgow Airport look so Mickey Mouse. Planes having to divert to Prestwick and Edinburgh.”

Yellow snow and ice warnings have been issued across the UK in a blow to travellers.

The Met Office warned northern England and parts of Scotland that snow could wreak havoc on roads and railways.