Latest volcanic ash update – Lisbon airport is open, Madrid airport is closed - 10th May
Monday 10, May 2010
Due to the evolution of the volcanic ash cloud, the aviation authorities are reorganizing the air traffic and have decided to reduce the number of operations at Madrid-Barajas; this will caused delays and some flight cancellations.
According to Eurocontrol forecasts the concentration of ashes determines a zone of not flight 20,000 to 35,000 feet altitude until at least 8:00pm.
Therefore, from 4:00pm Aena (Spanish airports) apply regulations in air traffic which will lead to a reduction in 25% of their normal capacity in sectors of Seville, Madrid and Barcelona. In particular, Madrid-Barajas airport reduced the capacity of 46 landing/hour to 38.
Lisbon airport has been opened and airlines have begun to resume their flights to the Portugal capital.
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