Nine Hundred Travellers Stranded at Eindhoven Airport
Around nine hundred passengers are stranded at Eindhoven Airport. All air traffic was frozen there on Sunday because of the fog. At the request of the airport, the Red Cross installed five hundred camp beds in the terminal.
A spokesman for the airport awaits that in the night from Sunday to Monday not all will be occupied. Some of the passengers went home, to family or a hotel. For those who stay at Eindhoven Airport, food and drinks are arranged.
Whether the cancelled flights can be carried out on Monday is not yet certain. Even then, fog is expected. There are at least fourteen additional flights from Ryanair planned to eliminate the backlog.
Schiphol also had problems with the fog. Many fewer flights can be handled by air traffic control, and that means fewer aircraft can land.
Usually, Schiphol can handle 65 incoming flights per hour. Now there are only 34 per hour.