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Volcano cloud shuts Spanish airports

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Volcano cloud shuts Spanish airports


The volcanic cloud from Iceland’s erupting volcano has closed 15 airports in Spain.

European air traffic control agency, Eurocontrol, says it expects some airports in northern Portugal and the south of France to also be affected.

Last month the volcano caused travel mayhem for thousands of passengers, and some caught out today have suffered before, like this lady: “I went to Palma de Mallorca this week to attend training I should’ve done two weeks ago, but I had the same problem then.”

673 flights have been cancelled in Spain. Most plane routes between Europe and North America are being diverted north or south of the 2,000 kilometre cloud.

Seismic studies show the activity from that volcano is increasing, expanding the area of ash contamination.

Flights across Ireland and parts of the UK were disrupted earlier in the week. As the eruptions continue through the summer, experts are warning of more interruptions to travel plans.

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