Several incoming and outgoing flights at Sofia Airport on January 21 were cancelled due to bad weather conditions over Europe, while others were running with a delay, the airport’s website showed.
Flights from and to Frankfurt had been cancelled because of the snow in Germany, while a flight from Munich was running two hours late.
A flight from Paris, due in the early afternoon, has likewise been cancelled, with the return flight to Paris likewise off the books. An earlier flight to Paris, however, took off in the morning, according to the airport’s departures table.
Flights from Amsterdam and Vienna were running with delays, while a flight to London was reported as being delayed.
Frankfurt was among several European airports affected by weather conditions at the weekend and had to cancel 200 flights on January 21 because of snow, Deutsche Welle reported. Although freezing rain had stopped, it was replaced by snow, which meant that outgoing aircraft had to be de-iced, the report quoted an airport spokesperson as saying.
Heathrow airport in London was expected to cancel 10 per cent of its flights on January 21, with severe weather conditions also reported in Paris, Geneva and Munich, British newspaper The Guardian said.
Conditions in Sofia, by comparison, were unusually warm for the season, with sunny weather and a temperature high of 10C forecast for January 21.
(Frankfurt Airport photo by Cristian Bortes/flickr.com)