Stalled N. Europe air traffic hits Zurich, Geneva flights (update)

Trains delayed by up to 3.5 hours


Zurich Airport: some snow expected Wednesday, but the heavy snow that fell in Paris and Frankfurt is missing Switzerland

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Heavy snow for the season Tuesday 12 March had a major impact on London, Paris and Frankfurt airports, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed.

Flights to and from Geneva and Zurich airports were both affected, but by Tuesday evening the situation in Switzerland was returning to normal.

Trains from France, Belgium and Germany to Switzerland have been experiencing delays of 30 minutes to nearly four hours. CFF rail company, current situation

Frankfurt appears to have been hardest hit, with scores of late afternoon flights diverted and virtually all flights after 19:00 cancelled with the airport basically closed to flights, due to heavy snow, until midnight. Frankfurt is one of Europe’s main hubs for airlines.

Charles de Gaulle in Paris says on its web site and Twitter to check with your airline if you have a Tuesday night flight, due to heavy snow.

According to the BBC both airports in Paris cancelled about 25 percent of their flights today. Brussels also reduced its air traffic, using only one runway. Eurostar train services were also cancelled.