Some Spain airports re-open as ash cloud moves on

Several Spanish airports in northern Spain including Barcelona reopened on Sunday.

Some Spain airports re-open as ash cloud moves on

Several Spanish airports in northern Spain including Barcelona reopened on Sunday after they were shut on Saturday as a precaution against an abrasive ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland.

The civil aviation authority said only three airports remained closed, all in the north-western region of Galicia, and that these might open from about 0900 GMT. They were Santiago, La Coruna and Vigo.

Saturday's closure of 19 airports disrupted travel plans for nearly 40,000 passengers and forced the government to lay on extra transport.

According to Spanish radio the cloud was headed toward southern parts of France and northern Italy although the government has warned that Spanish airspace could be hit again in the coming week, depending on the trajectory of the ash cloud.
 

Reuters

Last Mod: 09 Mayıs 2010, 11:29
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