Since Thursday evening, 181 Romanian passengers have been stuck at the Liege Airport in Belgium. Among the passengers is Laura Codruța Kövesi, the former Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA).
The WizzAir plane was due to depart from Belgium on Thursday evening to Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca in Romania), but it was cancelled due the heavy fog in the middle of Transylvania. The airline announced the passengers at 2 o’clock in the morning, and reprogrammed their flight to 11:30.
“We arrived yesterday (Thursday – editorial note) at about 2:00 in the afternoon at the airport in Charleroi. We arrived to the gate, but we discovered that our flight was delayed. It was delayed until the staff at the airport decided that no planes can take off after 11 p.m. So they transferred us to Liege, where we spent about three hours until they told us that our flight was canceled and we would have another one this (Friday) morning from 11 o’clock. At this time, we still do not know what we will do, if we have to return to Charleroi or if we can board here,” David Mahalean, a stranded passenger at the airport, told Mediafax.
Several flights were canceled in Kolozsvár due the weather. Some of the planes that should have landed in Kolozsvár were diverted to Nagyszeben (Sibiu).