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Storm to disrupt traffic at Amsterdam airport on Thursday

FILE PHOTO - Jean-Marc Janaillac (R), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM and Chairman of Air France, and Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of KLM attend the group's 2016 annual results news conference in Paris, France, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Air France-KLM has cancelled 228 European flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport planned for Thursday morning, as a storm is expected to disrupt traffic at the Dutch national airport.

KLM, the operator of the cancelled flights, on Wednesday said runway capacity at Schiphol will be severely restricted due to the storm, with heavy winds making ground handling operations impossible during a large part of Thursday morning.

Passengers of other flights should expect delays throughout the day, KLM said.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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