3-Dec-2010 10:01 AM

European airports affected by snow for fourth day

European airports reported the following delays and cancellations as operations airports across the continent were affected by snow for a fourth day on 02-Dec-2010 (Reuters/Travel Mole, 02-Dec-2010/Bloomberg, 03-Dec-2010):

  • UK/Ireland:
    • Cardiff Airport: announced (02-Dec-2010) flights are operating with some delays and cancellations to arriving and departing flights; [more]
    • Cork Airport: operating as normal;
    • Dublin Airport: reopened at 18:00 after suspending operations twice during the day (BreakingNews.ie/Press Association, 02-Dec-2010). Approximately 100 flights were expected to be affected;
    • Edinburgh Airport: resumed operations at 16:00, but warned there may be further disruptions in the morning on 03-Dec-2010, even in good weather (STV News, 03-Dec-2010);
    • Glasgow Airport: remains operational, but has warned some flights have been delayed;
    • Humberside Airport: to remain closed until 07:30 on 03-Dec-2010;
    • Kerry Airport: operating as normal;
    • London City Airport: resumed operations after closing early in the morning;
    • London Gatwick Airport announced (02-Dec-2010) it will remain closed until at least 06:00 on 03-Dec-2010. It stated its teams are working around the clock to make the runway safe for aircraft to use and get airlines and passengers flying again. The 100-strong team on the ground are busy clearing snow from the runway and anti-icing vehicles will be in use overnight in an effort to stop the runway from icing over. Snow is expected to continue overnight with temperatures potentially dropping to as low as -10C. [more]
    • Manchester Airport: announced (02-Dec-2010) it is operating normally. It added around 15 flights to areas of south-east England, Scotland and Northern Europe that have experienced significant snowfall have been delayed or cancelled; [more]
    • Manston Airport: announced (02-Dec-2010) it is closed. The airport advised flybe passengers they will be able rebook travel within the next seven days free of charge or rebook travel at any time on the same route for no additional charge. [more]
    • Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield: expected to remain closed until 12:00 on 03-Dec-2010;
    • Shannon Airport: operating as normal;
  • Continental Europe:
    • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Air France-KLM cancelled all flights from the airport;
    • Berlin Schoenefeld and Berlin Tegel airports: cancelled around 100 of 600-650 flights;
    • Frankfurt Airport: reopened its main runway but cancelled 57 flights, due to closures at other airports
    • Geneva Airport: resumed operations at 06:00, stating flights were mostly back to normal by 08:00 (GenevaLunch, 02-Dec-2010). The airport stated it is losing CHF500,000 (EUR381,183) per day from the closure;
    • Malmo Airport: warned of delays for departing services (The Local, 02-Dec-2010);
    • Munich Airport: cancelled around 100 flights for the day but expects no further cancellations;
    • Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports: Air France announced (02-Dec-2010) some flights may be delayed or cancelled, mainly on departure from Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Direction Generale de l'Aviation Civile (DCAG) requested airlines cancel 25% of flights to/from CDG and 10% to/from Orly for the day due to the snow forecast. [more]
    • Stockholm Arlanda Airport: stated flights were being delayed by approximately 40 minutes and was operating 32 departures per hour, compared to the normal 82 per hour;
  • Eastern Europe:
    • Prague Airport: reopened at 05:00. The airport cancelled around 40 flights overnight.

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