Flights cancelled as Italian volcanos erupt

Flights in and out of Catania airport in Sicily have been suspended due to twin volcanic eruptions.

Services have either been cancelled or re-routed to Palermo or Comiso, according to the Foreign Office.

Updated travel advised for Italy said: “Due to volcanic activity, local authorities have increased the alert levels for both Etna and Stromboli in the south of Italy.

“In the event of a volcanic eruption, follow the advice of local authorities. 

“Arrivals and departures into Catania airport are suspended with If you are travelling to or from Catania, check with your travel provider or with Catania airport.”

EasyJet and Ryanair are among airlines forced to cancel Catania flights, according to the airport’s departure board.

Jet2 also warned of industrial action taking place today (Friday), supported by third party airport handling services. 

“We are not expecting this action to have any significant impact to our flights arriving or departing from Venice and all flights are expected to depart as scheduled,” the company said.


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