Airline KLM scraps 71 flights because of snow forecast
Thursday 06 December 2012
KLM has cancelled 71 flights on Friday because of the expected heavy snowfall, the airline's website said on Thursday evening.
The flights affected are to other European destinations and scheduled to take place before 13.00 hours.
Long distance flights may also be subject to delays because of the time it takes to de-ice planes, the airline said.
KLM said it was doing all it could to help everyone find alternative flights and continue their onward journeys.
Schiphol airport told the Telegraaf it has 100 men on standby to clear snow from the runways. Some 15 cm of snow is expected overnight and on Friday morning.
Other flights will experience delays and passengers should allow extra time to get to the airport, the spokesman said.