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Thousands stuck at Frankfurt airport

The Local · 18 Dec 2010, 11:28

Published: 18 Dec 2010 11:28 GMT+01:00

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Thousands of passengers were left frustrated at the airport as one flight after another was cancelled on Saturday. This comes after 560 of 1,400 flights could not take off on Friday.

Around 2,500 passengers unable to fly then were expected to return to the overcrowded airport on Saturday. More cancellations are expected to follow this weekend.

The runways have been cleared, but Frankfurt's operation has also been affected by the closure of some European airports, for instance Pisa, Italy and Croatia. "Our flight schedule has been completely derailed," the spokesman for airport operator Fraport said.

The mood in the airport is said to be extremely tense, with some passengers reportedly waiting for several days for their flights. Airport employees dressed up as angels have been sent to tour the terminals to lighten the mood.


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14:58 December 18, 2010 by yhsanjay
In this age too we depend on the weather and the vagaries of nature for our flights to land and take off! Last winter it was the Iceland volcano that had most of the European flights cancelled.

Its high time we achieve a breakthrough to fly in all weather conditions.

After all, how far the angels of Frankfurt can help, if such things go on and on even in the busy holiday season for which one waits all year long to flee on vacation!
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