All Spanish airports open as volcano cloud passes

12th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

All Spanish airports reopened Wednesday after a day of volcano cloud chaos in which more than 1,000 flights were cancelled.

A spokesman for the Spanish air traffic control organisation, Aena, said that the last airport to be affected by the cloud, at Valencia, started operations again at 0600 GMT.

"All the airports are now open," the spokesman said.

Airports in the Canary islands and across southern Spain were closed on Tuesday because of the cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano, which began erupting on April 14 and has since caused the biggest aerial shutdown in Europe since World War II.

© 2010 AFP

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