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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 17 November, 2019

Irish skiers stranded in French Alps airport arrive home

The Irish holidaymakers spent more than 30 hours in Chambery Airport.

AROUND 200 IRISH holiday makers have safely returned to Dublin Airport after spending more than 30 hours stranded at Chambery Airport.

Due to heavy snowfall in the country, there were significant delays experienced by many tourists trying to make their way home.

Many other people are still stuck in the region.


The Irish skiers slept overnight in the airport after their flight had been postponed due to a problem with the aircraft’s door.

Managing Director of Crystal Ski Ray Scully admitted to yesterday that some people had spent the night in the airport, but said that hotel accommodation had been secured for others.

However, Crystal Ski customers complained about an atmosphere of fear and intimidation overnight, as airport staff insisted people leave the facility for the emergency shelter.

Customers also complained about the lack of information given to them, with passengers describing the situation as “incredibly frustrating”.

Crystal Ski Holidays state that they are continuing to work very hard to resolve the issues for the people who remain at the airport.

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