De-icer shortage hits Paris flights

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Passengers wait for their flights in a terminal after sleeping at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, near Paris(AP)

Airlines using Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport have been asked to cut flights by half for several hours due to a shortage of de-icing liquid for planes.

Civil aviation authorities said stocks of glycol are low and, with predictions of below-freezing temperatures, airlines should cut flights by 50%.

The order came just as backlogs of passengers waiting for a flight at Paris’s two main airports eased after days of major weather-related congestion.

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