Portugal cancels 100 more flights due to volcanic ash

10:16, April 20, 2010      

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At least 100 flights were canceled on Monday at Portugal's airports due to the ash clouds produced by the volcanic eruption in south Iceland.

Fifty-nine of the canceled flights were departures from airports of Lisbon, Oporto and Faro, and 42 were arrivals in the same cities.

Most of the canceled flights were to or from the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.

According to the Association of Airports of Portugal (ANA), the airport of Lisbon has the largest number of canceled outbound flights, with a total of 23, followed by Faro with 20 and Oporto with 13.

Regarding arrivals, the airport with the largest number of canceled flights was Faro with 26, followed by Lisbon with 17 and Oporto with nine.

The ANA suggested in a press note that passengers contact the airlines or travel agencies before going to the airport to learn about the schedules of their flights.

Portugal has canceled 1,200 flights since Thursday due to the volcanic ash.

Source: Xinhua


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