Germany cancel flights over winter storm

Hundreds of flights at Frankfurt Airport in Germany were cancelled on Thursday due to a winter storm that forced the airport to briefly suspend take-offs and landings.

More than 300 of about 1,000 scheduled flights for Thursday at Frankfurt Airport were cancelled, a spokeswoman for the airport operator, Fraport, said on Thursday morning.

Flights were taking off and landing at the airport, but air traffic was still recovering from a storm that brought ice, freezing rain, and snow to much of western and southern Germany.

It was unclear if additional flights might be cancelled throughout Thursday.

The airport spokeswoman urged passengers to check the status of their flights online before traveling to the airport.

The Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest and most important aviation hub and is among the busiest airports in Europe.

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