Here everything has to function without a hitch: more than 1,000 airplanes take off or land every day at Munich Airport, with more than 100,000 passengers from around the world. The airport is currently being expanded as normal operations continue.
Passengers at Munich Airport are facing flight cancellations and long delays due to continuing snowfall in southern Germany. Some 120 flights have already been canceled and more may follow, an airport official told DW.
As details emerge of how a woman managed to slip past security, estimates are coming in for the financial damage. The airport director says the weekend of chaos could cost €1 million.
Winter storms have killed several people across Europe, including in Germany. While conditions have improved in some parts, meteorologists predict it's just the calm before the next storm.
Two German skiers have been killed by avalanches in western Austria. Thousands of winter tourists remain trapped in major resorts in the Austrian Alps due to heavy snowfall.
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