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Snow cancels all flights at Dublin airport
March 01 2018 05:58 PM
Dublin
A woman looks at the empty streets in the centre of Dublin on Thursday.

AFP/Dublin

The snowstorm sweeping across Europe forced the cancellation of all flights in and out of Dublin airport on Thursday with most services not resuming until Saturday at the earliest.
After Irish carriers Aer Lingus and Ryanair both said they would suspend flight operations, the airport said in a statement that "all other airlines are suspending operations from about 15:00 today" due to snow and ice.
Both Aer Lingus and budget airline Ryanair said they plan to resume operations on Saturday morning.
"Given the Red Weather Alert for later today and tomorrow, it is unlikely that other airlines will operate to or from Dublin Airport on Friday and they are likely to resume operations on Saturday morning," said the airport. 
"We will have snow crews working today and tomorrow to continue to clear the runway, taxiways, aircraft parking stands and apron areas for our airline customers' planned resumption of services on Saturday morning."
Almost 30 million passengers passed through the international airport last year, making it Europe's 14th busiest. 
The deadly blizzards making their way westwards across Europe already forced Geneva's busy airport to close, although it has since reopened.
The storm has gripped countries from Europe's far north to the Mediterranean in the south.



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