Air Travel Disrupted in Canary Islands: Madrid Welcomes Morocco’s Support and Solidarity

Madrid – Spanish Transport Minister, Jose Luis Abalos, welcomed Sunday the support provided by neighboring countries, including Morocco, to reduce the impact of problems generated by disruption of air traffic in the Canary Islands, due to bad weather conditions.

“In view of the situation in the airspace of the Canary Islands, linked in particular to the lack of visibility, I would like to welcome the solidarity displayed by neighboring countries, in particular Morocco, Portugal, Mauritania and Cape Verde, as well as the European organisation for the safety of air navigation (Eurocontrol), to reduce the impact of this situation, the minister wrote on Twitter.

“Air transport professionals don’t remember seeing such adverse weather conditions for air transport in the Canary Islands,” he added.

An ongoing sandstorm has forced the eight airports in Canary Islands to temporarily halt flight operations.

All eight commercial airports on the archipelago were by massive numbers of flight cancellations.

Spanish airport operator Aena and Air Traffic Control provider ENAIRE first confirmed that the Sahara-originated sandstorm (called ‘Calima’) is affecting flight operations on the Canaries.

Some arriving aircrafts were forced to perform diversions to Cap Verde, Morocco, Mauritania and Portugal.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Air Travel Disrupted in Canary Islands: Madrid Welcomes Morocco’s Support and Solidarity

Madrid – Spanish Transport Minister, Jose Luis Abalos, welcomed Sunday the support provided by neighboring countries, including Morocco, to reduce the impact of problems generated by disruption of air traffic in the Canary Islands, due to bad weather conditions.

“In view of the situation in the airspace of the Canary Islands, linked in particular to the lack of visibility, I would like to welcome the solidarity displayed by neighboring countries, in particular Morocco, Portugal, Mauritania and Cape Verde, as well as the European organisation for the safety of air navigation (Eurocontrol), to reduce the impact of this situation, the minister wrote on Twitter.

“Air transport professionals don’t remember seeing such adverse weather conditions for air transport in the Canary Islands,” he added.

An ongoing sandstorm has forced the eight airports in Canary Islands to temporarily halt flight operations.

All eight commercial airports on the archipelago were by massive numbers of flight cancellations.

Spanish airport operator Aena and Air Traffic Control provider ENAIRE first confirmed that the Sahara-originated sandstorm (called ‘Calima’) is affecting flight operations on the Canaries.

Some arriving aircrafts were forced to perform diversions to Cap Verde, Morocco, Mauritania and Portugal.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse