The airlines Binter, Iberia and Canaryfly have temporarily canceled flights from or destined to the airport of La Palma before the evolution of the volcano ash cloud that entered eruption last Sunday.
Binter has also temporarily canceled flights from or destined to the Gomera airport for the evolution of the cloud.
The company reports in a statement that has been forced to make this decision for causes of force majeure, since in the last hours the situation of the ash in suspension "has worsened considerably".
The paralysis of the operation will be maintained until the conditions improve and allow flying by guaranteeing safety.
At the moment, the rest of the programming of flights in the Canarian archipelago continues to develop normally although the Gomera Airport is also in danger of delays or cancellations. "
Aena points out through social networks that the airport of La Palma is still open, as well as those of the rest of the archipelago, while sources of ENAIRE, the air navigation manager, consulted by EFE indicate that there have been no indications to airlines and that the airspace is still open.
At this time, Binter says, it is not possible to make a forecast of when flights to the palm can be resumed.
The airline remains pending the evolution of the situation in contact with the aeronautical authorities, waiting to have confirmation that all safety conditions are met to resume the operation normally.
Iberia has decided to cancel the flight that planned to operate this Friday afternoon between Madrid and the island of La Palma, as well as the return flight from the archipelago as a result of the evolution of the ash cloud.
This was explained to servy a spokesman for the airline, who indicated that this decision responds to that the volcanic ash notices center has placed the island in red code.
In fact, Iberia's spokesman indicated that the company did operate the round-trip flights provided for this morning, as well as the rest of the operations since the eruption of the Old Summit volcano occurred last Sunday.
As for the operations planned for the coming days, he explained that the decision on flying or will not be taken according to the evolution of the ash cloud in the next days.
In addition, the Canaryfly Interinzular Flight Company have also decided to cancel its expected operations for this afternoon at the airport of La Palma, according to Servimedia a spokesman for Aena in Canarias.Date Of Update: 24 September 2021, 12:01