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Heavy snow to affect flights in Paris airports


11:29, January 21, 2013

PARIS, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Upcoming cold snaps and heavy snow are expected disrupt flights in both airports of Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly on Sunday, according to the Paris airport authority ADP.

Following a wave of freezing weather, 40 percent of inbound and outbound flights at the airports in Paris are expected to be canceled, according to ADP, which advised passengers to check the revised timetable before boarding.

French civil aviation authority DGAC also suggested airlines to reduce their flights on Sunday from 06:00 a.m. local time (0700 GMT).

French weather agency Meteo France has put 55 departments, including the Ile-de-France (Paris and its suburb), under orange alert and decided to maintain the alert system in these areas till Sunday afternoon based on lasting snowfalls in these areas where the snow is expected to be thick as up to 20 centimeters.

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