Heavy snow closes new Istanbul airportBack to Forum
This evening Istanbul airport has tweeted the news that its has been badly affected because of heavy snowfall.
Worryingly there have been cases where passengers have been or are still stranded on board aircraft.
Evacuations of stranded passengers are continuing.
France’s @airplusnews has provided a clip of the scene at the airport.
🇹🇷 L'aéroport international d'Istanbul, l'un des principaux d'Europe, a suspendu ses opérations lundi en raison d'abondantes chutes de neige, ont annoncé les autorités turques.
— air plus news (@airplusnews) January 24, 202224 Jan 2022
Disruption in Greece and at Athens airport as well
VIDEO: Freezing weather across southeastern Europe covers Greece's ancient monuments in snow and halts flights at Turkey's largest airport. By @ElenaBec
— AP Europe (@AP_Europe) January 24, 202224 Jan 2022
This tweet from the airport shows the situation a short time ago.
Snow accumulation, which is measured as 41 cm on the apron, runway and taxiway is being cleared by our team with 500 personnel and 180 snow removal vehicles, to prepare our airport for starting operations at full speed. pic.twitter.com/3oE0osl9bK
— İGA Istanbul Airport (@igairport) January 25, 2022
The snow was so heavy that the roof of a cargo hangar collapsed during the night.
🇹🇷 L’aéroport d’Istanbul est toujours paralysé par les fortes chutes de neige.
▫️Le toit d’un hangar de la zone cargo s’est effondré dans la nuit, sous le poids de la neige.
▫️Les vols sont toujours annulés jusqu’à la mi journée minimum.pic.twitter.com/cqEp8tKjKJ
— air plus news (@airplusnews) January 25, 202225 Jan 2022
Hello jjlasne- I don’t know now about the airport situation but this report dated January 26 reveals the extent of the traffic disruption.28 Jan 2022
As a resident of Athens, i can attest it was extraordinary how extreme the weather was for a few days in all parts of Athens. Even the islands were covered in snow. 2 weeks later, there is still snow about.8 Feb 2022