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Snow affects air traffic in Zurich, Munich and Innsbruck

The Zurich airport it comes on Saturday due to the snow delays and flight failures. Up to 14 PM, a total of 18 flights had to be cancelled, as Andrea has confirmed this to be Grey from the Zurich airport on request. Are affected - as well as departures.

passengers can zuerich on the airport Website (airport.ch) about the Status of your flight. Also the different Airlines to disseminate information on their own Websites or via E-Mail. Patience is also required in the plane: In the case of departures is to be expected for the de-icing delays of 60 to 90 minutes. The traveler is recommended, at an early stage to arrive, because it can come because of the weather in road transport delays.

The spokesman, Ralph shepherd of the Zurich cantonal police confirmed on request. "You have to include definitely more travel time," says shepherd. Between 9 and 15 at over 50 accident reports were received where the accident statistics of the cities of Zurich and Winterthur is not included. It was mainly to property damage and some minor injuries. The COP recommends to be included from the beginning, the more time that not only the pressure of time.

"to create, We need around 25 minutes to clear a train"

The weather also makes other European airports. At the Munich Airport due to heavy snowfall of up to 14 clock are down 120 flights. "In addition, a number of flights are delayed," said a spokeswoman.

were Regularly scheduled for the Saturday of about 850 take-offs and landings. Snow and ice brought the flight plan confused. Still the morning was expected, with 90 cancellations. The spokeswoman did not rule out that the number increases even further.

"We need around 25 minutes to clear a path, while this time the track is closed," said the spokesperson. Also, the de-Icing of the machine cost time. In addition, the air traffic is reduced when visibility is poor, the number of flights. Because of the delays accumulated had opted some of the Airlines for the cancellation of individual Compounds. In the Region around the airport had fallen since Saturday morning, several inches of new snow.

"Massive restrictions" in Innsbruck

Also in Austria, the snow influence on the air traffic. The airport in Innsbruck spoke on Saturday of "severe restrictions in the air traffic". Numerous Compounds have been diverted, cancelled or were reported too late.

to the West of Vienna had remained blocked on Saturday in addition, at times an important highway connection, after numerous trucks on the track. In mountain regions, some roads had to be closed due to avalanche danger.


Created: 05.01.2019, 15:25 PM

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