The Travel Network Group Munich conference delegates face snow disruption

Flights have resumed to Munich airport after heavy snowfall led to 760 flight cancellations over the weekend.

The disruption came ahead of the Travel Network Group conference in the Bavarian city this week.

The agency group said it did not believe there would be substantial disruption to flights today (Monday) after the airport reopened on Sunday morning.

“We are expecting minor delays, however we have alternative plans in place should any adjustments to our programme be necessary,” a spokesperson said.

Part of the TTNG team’s travel was disrupted on Saturday morning, with an alternative flight taken to Frankfurt followed by travel by road to Munich.

Flights were also cancelled on Sunday affecting some delegates.    

Munich airport warned on Sunday via X/Twitter: “Even though flight operations are up and running again, there are still severe restrictions in air traffic. The flight schedule has been greatly reduced due to the airlines’ cancellations.”

More than 16 inches of snow fell overnight on Friday into Saturday, according to German weather services.

Authorities asked residents to stay home for their safety. 

The winter weather also disrupted train traffic, with rail operator Deutsche Bahn saying “the main Munich station cannot be served”. 

It said travellers should expect delays and cancellations throughout the region, and most buses, trams and suburban trains were not running in Munich.

The TTNG event is due to take place on December 4-6 in Munich, after initial plans to hold the conference in Jerusalem were changed due to operational challenges.

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