Cumbre Vieja volcano in eruption

La Palma airport, on the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, is inoperative due to accumulation of ash resulting from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, according to the airport and air traffic management company (AENA).

According to the company, cited by the EFE agency, the cleaning tasks have already started, and air navigation can be resumed at any time.

A AENA [Aeroportos Espanhóis e Navegação Aérea] he informed that the other airports in the Canary Islands are operational, although he recommends that travelers check the status of their flights with their airlines.

“The priority is to guarantee the safety of operations,” said the head of La Palma airport.

Meanwhile, according to information provided to EFE, the Canary Islands airline Binter, which had suspended flights on Friday due to the behavior of the gray clouds, has resumed its schedules with the island of La Gomera and with the airports of Tenerife Norte and South, but it keeps flights to and from La Palma closed.

Dozens of homes have already been destroyed by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which continues to flow towards the sea, but there are no casualties after authorities removed more than 6,000 people from the eruption zone.

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