The French government will investigate flight cancelations at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris in the days leading up to Christmas, Le Figaro reported, citing environment minister Nathalie Kosciusko- Morizet.
Faulty fire protection, lights that won’t go off and an overlooked nuclear reactor are just a few of the hurdles holding up the new airport in Berlin that is tarnishing Germany’s reputation for industrial derring-do.
Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport, Europe’s second busiest, will cut flights by 35 percent for the rest of the day because of a shortage of antifreeze, used to remove ice from aircraft wings, and forecasts for more bad weather.
Snow in northern France will force the cancellation of 20 percent of today’s flights at Charles De Gaulle airport north of Paris, Aeroports de Paris said on its website. At secondary hub Orly, south of the French capital, the same proportion of flights will be cancelled before 1 p.m.
London Heathrow defended its status as Europe’s busiest airport in 2012, a year when growth rates at major hubs slowed amid the debt crisis and booming cities such as Istanbul challenged more established centers like Madrid.