- Title: GERMANY: High winds cause travel chaos
- Date: 1st March 2010
- Summary: FRANKFURT AIRPORT, FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 28, 2010) (REUTERS) PASSENGERS QUEUING AT CHECK-IN PASSENGER LOOKING AT DEPARTURES BOARD DEPARTURES BOARD SHOWING CANCELLED FLIGHTS PASSENGERS WAITING FOR INFORMATION DEPARTURES BOARD SHOWING CANCELLED FLIGHTS PASSENGERS WAITING PASSENGER AT CHECK-IN DESK VARIOUS OF PASSENGERS QUEUING AT CHECK-IN DESK LUGGAGE IN AIRPORT VARIOUS OF PASSENGERS QUEUING AT CHECK-IN PASSENGERS SITTING NEAR COMPUTER SCREEN WITH FLIGHT INFORMATION VARIOUS CLOSE OF COMPUTER SCREEN, READING: CANCELLED TRAVELLERS SITTING ON FLOOR PASSENGERS SLEEPING ON SEATS CLOSE OF INFORMATION LOCATOR PASSENGERS QUEUING AT CHECK-IN DESK OVERHEAD VIEW OF FRANKFURT AIRPORT
- Embargoed: 16th March 2010 12:00
- Location: Germany
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Weather,Transport
- Reuters ID: LVAS3ILIGLJ8B3MFA4PQ3ZNIB65
- Story Text: Passengers at Germany's largest airport faced cancellations and delays of up to two hours on Sunday evening (February 28) as high winds and stormy weather disrupted air and rail travel across south-western Germany.
A Frankfurt airport spokesman said 241 of 1275 flights had been cancelled. The flights affected were mainly domestic and inner European services.
Airlines were trying to get passengers into hotels or onto trains as rail services started operating again.
Violent weather across western Europe has left more than a million people without electricity and has killed at least 51 people.
The storm was expected to weaken into Monday (March 01), but bring colder weather into the north of Germany.
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