Travel services return to normal after snow chaos

Travel services return to normal after snow chaos

Airports, ferry firms and rail operators were attempting to return to normal operations after heavy snow caused mass disruption yesterday.

Frankfurt airport, Europe's third-busiest hub, partially re-opened in the afternoon with one of its three runways operating for take offs only after five inches of snow fell.

Hundreds of flights via Frankfurt and Paris were cancelled and Eurostar services between London, Paris and Brussels were suspended with the closure of the high-speed line in France and Belgium due to snow.

Eurostar hopes to run an amended timetable today but a number of trains have already been cancelled.

Around 300 flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle were cancelled, along with a similar number from Paris Orly.

EasyJet said today: “Both Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports have experienced adverse weather conditions over the past 24 hours. This has led to icy conditions on the roads and airport access areas, therefore we would strongly encourage all passengers to allow additional time when travelling to these airports.”

Brussels airport was also forced to operate on a single runway only while Channel Islands airports was shut due to some of the worst weather conditions in decades.

Passengers travelling to Guernsey on a service from Portsmouth were stuck on board a Condor ferry for more than 24 hours after it was unable to dock in Guernsey due to strong winds on Monday.

Fast ferry sailings between the islands and the UK and France were also cancelled.


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