We just recieved this report from Lufthansa regarding heavy snowfall in Germany:
Repeated heavy snowfall in Germany has caused severe delays of pet travel flights as well as numerous flight cancellations. This has the following impact on live animal handling:
Delays in Import and Export: For today, 21-Dec-2009, a complete embargo had to be imposed for freight transportation on flights to destinations in Germany and Europe. Exceptions apply for MAIL/VIC, AVI, DIP, HUM and LHO - provided that the booked flights can operate. Loading of intercontinental flights continues. However, delays have to be expected for both, Passenger and Freighter flights. We expect further irregularities for tomorrow and hope to be back to normal operations latest on Wednesday provided that the weather situation stabilizes.
Except for a few pet flight delays, operations run normally.
Delays in exports on intercontinental flights.
If you have questions regarding the situation at other stations, we will gladly provide the information on request.
All your shipments will be rebooked to the next possible connection. We sincerely regret the delays. Please rest assured that we do everything we can to transport your shipments to their final destinations as quickly as possible.
For further information, please visit www.lufthansa-cargo.com or contact our Customer Support Center at 1-800-LH-CARGO (1-800-542-2746). Please do not reply to this e-mail as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.