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Storms slow down air traffic over Schiphol – also to Norway


Flights from KLM and a number of other companies have problems due to wind, hail and lightning at Schipol in the Netherlands on Monday evening. Archive photo: Peter Dejong / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 15.04.2024 20:13:07

Weather: The reason for the many cancellations in is severe storms. Strong winds, lightning and hail have caused over 180 departures and arrivals to and from Schiphol to be canceled according to NL Times.

Companies such as Lufthansa, BA, Air France and EasyJet are also affected, according to the Dutch newspaper.

Norwegian informs VG that flights to both Oslo and Stockholm have been cancelled.

– All the passengers have been informed, and we try to rebook them individually, says Eivind Hammer Myhre in the company.

The overview at Avinor shows that flights from KLM and SAS are also canceled from Schiphol on Monday evening.

The wind has also stopped the lightning trains between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Dutch Meteorological Institute reported wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour. Wind gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour are also expected on Tuesday, and the meteorologists have issued a yellow warning for the whole of the Netherlands.

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