Frankfurt Airport open again after heavy snowfall, flights back to normal

By on Dec 21, 2010 in Europe, Travel, Weather Comments

Germany’s Frankfurt Airport is open again and flights went back to normal starting about 8:30 CET on Tuesday, after it was closed due to the heavy snowfall across Europe in the last few days, as published on its official website on Tuesday.

According to the latest post at, a spokesman announced that Frankfurt Airport reopens since it is now clear from snow and all the three runways are ully operational.

“The goal is to return to regular controlled flight operations at FRA as quickly as possible.” The spokesman told the report.

The spokesman also said that service teams have been expanded who are distributing free snacks and drinks to the guests, and entertainers are circulating throughout the terminals to keep the waiting passengers especially children.

Earlier reports reveal that Frankfurt Airport, which is the third busiest airport in Europe was closed for about three and a half hours and hundreds of flights were canceled.

Other Europe airports that were closed last Friday due to heavy snowfall include Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and Gatwick Airport in London.

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