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Flights canceled at Spanish airports

05-12-2010 09:45 BJT

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Air passengers are facing more disruption, as the volcanic cloud from Iceland causes even more delays and cancellations across Europe.

Four airports in the Canary Islands and three in Southern Spain were forced to close, as ash drifted across their airspace.

Restrictions were placed on flying through Spanish airspace on Monday. But Seville, Jerez and Badajoz airports were completely shut down as of 0500GMT on Tuesday.

Budget airline Ryanair says it has cancelled dozens of flights to and from destinations in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.

Rival carrier EasyJet is warning there could be disruption to flights to and from France, Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.

Some passengers have been told there is no immediate sign of airports being reopened.

Air Passenger, said, "They're saying that they're not going to open for the rest of the day. I hope we can change the tickets for tomorrow"

Meanwhile, the Icelandic volcano is continuing to spew out lava and a darker ash cloud than before. Ash has fallen on some farms to the south and east of the volcano.

Icelandic geologists say there are currently no signs of the volcanic activity easing.

 


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