Latest volcanic ash update – Lisbon airport is open, Madrid airport is closed - 10th May

Monday 10, May 2010


Latest volcanic ash update – Lisbon airport is open, Madrid airport is closed - 10th May


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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