16 Apr, 2024 @ 10:49
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Flights cancelled and delayed at major airport in Spain today due to issues with the runway

Passengers wearing face covering queue to check in their luggages at the Iberia desk in Ibiza international airport, Spain, where the tourism industry has been hit hard by the latest 14-day quarantine requirement by the British government for all tourists that travel from Spain because of its high levels of COVID-19 cases. Picture date: Saturday August 1, 2020.

A MAJOR airport in Spain has seen flights cancelled and delayed due to runway issues. 

A popular Spanish airport is experiencing severe delays after objects were found on the runway.
Photo: Cordon Press

According to air traffic control, the problems started after pieces of ‘tyre’ were reportedly found on the runway. 

It has caused many flights to be cancelled, including the VLG 3501 to Barcelona. 

Another flight to Palma was due to set off at 7 am but was cancelled, forcing passengers to return to the terminal. 

According to the Diario de Ibiza, firefighters have attended the scene, alerting passengers to the presence of objects on the runway. 

Other flights to Pisa and Badajoz have been delayed. 

Meanwhile, a flight coming from Milan was redirected to Palma after it could not land in Ibiza. 

The Spanish Airports and Air Navigation group, Aena, said the ‘runway had been closed for cleaning’ but have not given any further details. 

The total number of affected flights have not been confirmed.

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Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email [email protected]

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