Canary Islands holidaymakers have been affected by disrupted journey this weekend as an enormous Saharan sandstorm engulfs the Spanish vacation vacation spot off the coast of Africa. TUI, Norwegian, easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 are among the many airways whose flights have been disrupted. The sandstorm hit the islands yesterday, blocking out the solar in vacationer hotspots corresponding to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote and turning the sky orange.
The mud cloud was so big that even NASA satellites picked up the intense climate occasion from house.
Gran Canaria airport has cancelled all flights departing the airport, with not less than 19 flights to the island diverted final evening, a spokeswoman for AENA mentioned. She didn’t specify which airways had been affected.
A discover uploaded to the Gran Canaria airport’s web site states: “No boarding calls are made at Gran Canaria Airport.”
Passengers have been urged to “regulate the flight data on the screens.”
Outbound flights from Tenerife have additionally been grounded, with greater than 230 flights affected.
Travellers with a variety of airways together with TUI, Norwegian, easyJet and Ryanair have taken to social media to complain about their plight.
“@TUIUK Hello I’m in Gran Canaria and I’m as a result of fly again tomorrow on Monday 24th February what am I to do if we’re nonetheless unable to depart as a result of this storm,” one particular person wrote on Twitter.
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One other tweeted: “@FlyNorwegianNO @flynorwegian…