Fog leaves 900 travelers stranded at Eindhoven Airport

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An Arkefly jet above the Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Twitter/@Arke). (An Arkefly jet above the Eindhoven Airport (Picture: Twitter/@Arke))

Flight traffic at Eindhoven Airport was halted on Sunday due to fog. This resulted in some 900 travelers being stuck at the airport. The airport asked the Red Cross to place 500 camping cots at the terminal, ANP reports.

Not all the beds were occupied. A number of travelers were able to go home, to family or to a hotel. Food and drinks were organized for those who ended up spending the night at the airport.

Whether the flights canceled on Sunday will all be made up on Monday, is not yet clear. At this stage Eindhoven Airport does not report any cancellations or delays.

The fog also caused problems at Schiphol on Sunday. Air traffic control was only able to handle 34 flights per hour, instead of the usual 65 flights per hour, resulting in heavy delays. 

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