As freeze turns to thaw some "snow facts"....
Since the bad weather started in mid December 2009 BHX has -
- handled 129 flights diverted in from other airports
- lost 80 flights that diverted away to other airports
- seen 86 flights cancelled due to the poor weather
Each time it has snowed 730,000 square metres of aircraft
manoeuvring area has to be cleared - this includes the Runway,
Taxiways and aircraft parking stands excluding roads, car parks etc
Since 1 January 2010 the Airport Company has used more
than 400,000 litres of de-icer on the above surfaces to keep
the airport moving - this does not include the de-icer used by
the Handling Agents on the aircraft!
A video report of last weeks snow including the visit of the
Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340 can now be seen at -


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