The de-icing delays Tuesday morning at San Jose Mineta International Airport forced officials to halt the boarding of some flights, requiring passengers to transfer by shuttles to San Francisco International.
Temperatures plunged to the upper 20s in the San Jose area as the early morning freeze conditions gripped the area for a second week.
A San Jose airport spokesman said there were problems with the de-icing equipment used in Terminal A forcing passengers to scramble to make their travel connections.
At least eight flights involving planes from United, Virgin and Delta have been delayed by at least an hour.
Airport officials said they were asking Southwest Airlines if they can use their de-icing truck to help de-ice planes at Terminal A.
Passengers told KTVU that their flights on Delta had been cancelled as they boarded shuttles to SFO.
“We were supposed to leave at 6:15 a.m.,” said Shama Madvani of San Jose. “But now I’m heading to San Francisco to hopefully catch another flight to Massachusetts…There was ice on the wings – too much ice. “