March 1, 2024

Munich Airport was closed on Saturday for flight operations (take-offs and landings) because of heavy snowfall in Southern Germany.

The airport has reopened for restricted flight operations, and airways have restarted their operations. Passengers ought to seek the advice of their itineraries to see if their ticketed flights are working or have been rebooked.

Munich Airport Announcement:

EC 261/2004 Responsibility to Care:

The European Union Air Passenger Rights (EC 261/2004) additionally apply in case of irregular operations past the airways’ management.

Airways are required to offer Responsibility to Care (lodging & meals) in case of lengthy delays. The compensation for flight cancellations and delays, nevertheless, doesn’t apply right here.

Passengers can go for a refund if their flight is canceled or considerably delayed (some flights have been merely postponed by 20+ hours), even when their fare is nonrefundable.

Airways should rebook affected passengers to their remaining locations on the earliest comfort, even when this implies transferring them to competing airways and avoiding Munich Airport altogether in case of connecting itineraries.

Conclusion

It’s all the time sudden when there’s snowfall in some components of Europe throughout winter, though the climate challenges in Southern Germany have been vital this weekend.

A contact of snow in London roughly on the identical time final yr introduced the realm airports to a standstill, and a combat I used to be on was delayed by a day.