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Flights cancelled at Frankfurt airport due to snowy weather.

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Germany's Lufthansa had to cancel flights to and from Frankfurt, described as the biggest hub in continental Europe, on Friday (3 February) due to heavy snow.

The weather reportedly also forced the cancellation of hundreds of other flights at Frankfurt airport, which is operated by Fraport. By about 1500 GMT some 300 flights to or from Frankfurt had been cancelled. At the time a spokesman for the airport operator said that the air traffic was almost at a standstill and the number of cancellations was increasing.

The airport normally handles 1,300 to 1,400 flights daily, according to Reuters.

The snow and ice also saw aircraft unable to take off from other airports in Germany, which meant that feeder traffic did not reach Frankfurt and Munich for transferring passengers to long-haul flights bound for destinations outside Europe.

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Date:Mar 6, 2006
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