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Sleet and snow ground flights in Europe

Sleet and snow ground flights in Europe

LONDON: Europe saw little respite on Sunday from the Arctic conditions that have closed airports and disrupted travel on the weekend before Christmas, traditionally one of the busiest times of the year.
Britain’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, which was forced to close both its runways for much of Saturday because of heavy snow, was not accepting inbound flights on Sunday and said only a few planes would be leaving. About 30 tonnes of snow was being removed from each parking

Germany bans passenger flights from Yemen

BERLIN: Germany has extended a ban on air freight from Yemen to passenger flights, a transport ministry spokesman said Monday after parcel bombs posted in that country were found in US-bound cargo.
The spokesman told a regular government briefing that Germany had stepped up its emergency measures when it emerged that one of the parcel bombs had been routed via the western German city of Cologne. Germany is the first country to announce a ban on all flights from Yemen.