Stormy weather in Moscow halts flights

2015-05-30 09:00
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Moscow - A report says Moscow international airports have delayed or cancelled more than 100 flights due to stormy weather.

A weather warning issued by the emergencies ministry in Moscow predicted storms and strong winds of more than 80km/h that could topple trees and bring down power lines.

Late on Friday a total of 73 flights were delayed and eight cancelled at Domodedovo airport to the south of the city.

A further 40 flights were delayed and eight cancelled at the northern Sheremetyevo airport while eight were delayed at Vnukovo airport to the west.

Aeroflot carrier, based at Sheremetyevo, on Twitter warned passengers that "currently at Sheremetyevo due to complex weather conditions, flights are being delayed on arrival and departure."

It said that the weather conditions meant that it was impossible to use any transport on the airfield at times, causing delays with baggage deliveries.

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