Flight Disruption Continues at European Airports

19 December 2010 (Last Updated December 19th, 2010 18:30)

Heavy snow disrupted flight operations at various airports in Europe on 18 and 19 December, affecting the travel plans of thousands of passengers. Stansted Airport in UK closed its runway for four hours, leading to 142 cancellations, and diverted eight flights due to land at the airport

Heavy snow disrupted flight operations at various airports in Europe on 18 and 19 December, affecting the travel plans of thousands of passengers.

Stansted Airport in UK closed its runway for four hours, leading to 142 cancellations, and diverted eight flights due to land at the airport to other airports, including Birmingham, on 19 December.

Frankfurt International Airport in Germany cancelled 540 flights due to bad weather, while 200 out of 500 flights were cancelled at London's Gatwick Airport on 18 December.

Dozens of flights were cancelled at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, leaving about 3,000 passengers stranded, according to eadt.co.uk.

At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, about half of the flights were delayed on 18 December by 40-50 minutes due to local weather conditions.