Canarys plagued: first locusts, now sandstorms

17th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

17 January 2005, FUERTEVENTURA- A sandstorm from the Sahara desert has forced the closure of the Canary Island airport of Fuerteventura.

17 January 2005

FUERTEVENTURA- A sandstorm from the Sahara desert has forced the closure of the Canary Island airport of Fuerteventura.

The seven-island archipelago off the west coast of Africa is a favourite
destination spot this time of year for Europeans, principally Britons and Germans, hoping to soak up some winter sun.
 
Flights to Fuerteventura were diverted to the neighbouring island of Grand
Canaria.

It is the latest setback for the tourist industry in the Canary Islands.

Last year, a plague of locusts from North Africa, repeatedly infested the islands, causing havoc for holidaymakers.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

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