Update on Malaga Airport

The evolution of the volcanic ash cloud over the Spanish airspace this morning forced to close AENA airports in Tenerife North, Tenerife South. La Palma and La Gomera from four in the morning (Spanish CET) and those of Jerez, Seville and Badajoz from six in the morning, as reported by Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA).

Air traffic restrictions will be maintained, which are effective from yesterday afternoon, imposed between 20,000 and 35,000 feet, representing a reduction of 25% of operations in Seville, Madrid and Barcelona.

At Malaga Airport, currently many flights are delayed, yet none has been cancelled.

The ashes are expected to map out a curve on southern Europe to Greece and Turkey, what could cause more closures of airports, according to Eurocontrol. In Spain, the major problems are foreseen for Wednesday, when the ash will cover much of the peninsula.

Until yesterday evening had been canceled 305 of the 5.336 planned operations, according to Aena. Iberia airline canceled 40 flights and chartered buses to transport passengers to their destinations.

For more information, call Aena at 902 404 704 or (+34) 91 321 10 00.

Forecast from the Volcanic Ash Control Centre in London for the 14:00 pm on Tuesday 11th May. The darker area is the largest concentration of ash.

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