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Wintry weather cancels flights in Frankfurt

Published: 20 Jan 2013 13:04 GMT+01:00

Domestic and inter-European flights were affected, she said, adding that the number of delays could increase further, as planes first have to be de-iced before they can take off.

Trains will replace canceled flights for destinations that can be reached by rail. The weather resulted in 17 canceled flights on Saturday, she said.

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Meanwhile traffic at the Hamburg Airport is expected to be on a normal schedule on Monday, following a strike on Friday by security personnel that resulted in the cancellation of 63 of the 176 scheduled flights and left 12,000 travellers stranded.

A spokesman for the Verdi union called the walk out “a complete success” as it forced airport officials to put an offer on the table.

The union wants the hourly wage raised to €14.50 from €11.80. Employers said this amounted to a 22 percent raise, which is “completely unreasonable” and have offered a 5.9 percent wage hike.

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Your comments about this article

14:17 January 20, 2013 by Steve1949
It's a good thing Frankfurt doesn't have to deal with real winters. If they are cancelling flights because of this mediocre snow then they would probably shut the doors all winter long in an area where there is real snow.
22:22 January 20, 2013 by KB70
Good thing you don't run an airline or an airport ;)
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