Fresh snowfall paralyses Frankfurt
Fresh snowfall early Tuesday paralysed Germany's main airport at Frankfurt, with no flights taking off or landing from 5:00 am, a spokesman said.
After hundreds of cancellations on Monday, airport managers had expected the situation to return to normal until 2:30 am when snow began to fall again, contrary to weathermen's predictions.
The spokesman said the current paralysis was expected to continue until at least 9:00 am.
On Monday 376 flights out of 1,400 were scratched at Frankfurt, which with London's Heathrow and Paris' Charle-de-Gaulle airport is one of the major hubs of European air travel.
More than 1,000 travellers spent the night at Frankfurt airport, which laid on camp beds.
© 2010 AFP