Flights to Malaga unaffected by volcanic ash

In the British Isles air traffic has been affected by the ash cloud of the Icelandic volcano Grímsvötn. KLM airline suspended 16 flights scheduled for this morning from or bound for Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. British Airways does not operate any flights between London and Scotland until this afternoon. EasyJet, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Loganair and Eastern Airways also canceled flights in the island.

The ashes of Grímsvötn are expected to affect Northwest UK and Ireland between today and tomorrow, but it is difficult to predict its evolution in the coming hours and know how it will affect other countries in the European Union due to unstable weather and the concentration of the cloud is different to the one that caused chaos in the European airspace last year, as reported by the European Commission.

Should I cancel my holiday or make alternative travel plans?

For up-to-date details on airspace restrictions please check the NATS website or contact your tour operator or airline for details on flight plans.

Modelled Volcanic Ash Concentration forecasts are available from www.metoffice.gov.uk.

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Situation at Eurpean Airports and flights from Malaga airport

Part of European airspace will be closed this Monday due to the volcanic plume. London partially reopened its airspace and there are restrictions for other cities

The restrictions are affecting Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland and from 6.00 am have also closed the airports in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Part of European airspace will be closed this Monday due to the volcanic plume. The Irish Aviation Authority has informed that Dublin Airport will be closed until at least 13.00 pm and those of Donegal, Sligo and Ireland West will not work until 13.00 pm. In addition, all airports in Northern Ireland (including Belfast) and some in Scotland, won´t work on Monday.

The two main airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, will work but there are expected delays and flight cancellations. Other regional airports such as Stansted, north of London, Manchester, in northwest England and Glasgow, Scotland, have also reopened, but passengers are advised to check the status of flights with their airlines.

The ash cloud will continue moving south in the early morning hours of Monday. The situation remains highly changeable and the forecasts, which will be revised every six hours, are subject to change.

Spain has canceled this Sunday a total of 79 flights to Ireland and the UK due to the ravages the volcanic ash is causing in both countries. This has been reported by AENA with data collected until 17:30 pm yesterday. Among the airports affected by the cancellations are Malaga airport, with 18 suspended flights, Barcelona with 13 and Madrid with 8.

Malaga Airport currently operative

The airports at Malaga, Granada and Jerez suspended yesterday a total of 101 operations.

Malaga airport closed in the afternoon for three hours. The airport was reopened at 21:30 pm, meanwhile the other two remained closed last night.

A total of 101 flights were canceled yesterday in the Andalusian airports Jerez de la Frontera, Malaga, Granada and Almeria, due to the cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjalla, which forced to close the airports of Jerez and Seville from 6:00 am yesterday and then at 17:30 pm, forced the closing of Malaga and Granada airports.

San Pablo Airport in Seville was reopened from 19:00 pm, after being closed for just over 12 hours due to the ash cloud.

The closure of the Malaga airport was confirmed shortly before 17:30 pm, after it was a rumor from this morning when had to close several Andalusian airports. Sources of air carriers operating in the province estimated that the closing could occur around 20:00 pm, but eventually was set before that time due to the climatic conditions.

Until then had been canceled 76 takeoff and landing operations at the Malaga airport, mostly in from the UK. The airport also received two diverted flights: one from Bergamo to Seville and another from Paris to Casablanca (Morocco is also affected by this situation.) Once confirmed the closure, thousands of passengers crowded the counters of the various companies to inquire in relation to the cancellation or delay.

You can also obtain more information by calling the helpline numbers of Aena:
902 404 704 or (+34) 91 321 10 00

Malaga airport latest news & updates on Tuesday

The cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjall forced to close seven airports in the Canary Islands and southern Spain.

North Tenerife, South Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera, Jerez, Seville and Badajoz have suspended their activity during the morning. Madrid Barajas, Seville and Barcelona expect a reduction of 25% in the operations scheduled for today.

At Malaga Airport, currently many flights are delayed, yet none has been cancelled.

The volcanic ashes are expected to map out a curve on southern Europe towards Greece and Turkey, what could cause more closures of airports, according to Eurocontrol. In Spain, the major problems are forecasted for Wednesday, when the ash will cover much of the peninsula.

Yesterday at seven in the evening had been canceled 305 of the 5.336 planned operations, according to Aena. Iberia airline canceled 40 flights and chartered buses to transport passengers to their destinations.

For more information, call Aena at 902 404 704 or (+34) 91 321 10 00.

Latest airport update

The situation becomes complicated in several areas, including the province of Malaga.

In particular, at Malaga Airport were canceled during this morning ten flights, five of them leaving from the city and five with destination of the capital of the Costa del Sol.

Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) could not specify for the moment the countries with which these flights are connected, although they noted that it is likely that the number of affected routes will increase throughout the day.

The situation however was more complicated in the Canary Island airports, which have been closed for several hours, and in Seville and Jerez, which are still not operating.

Malaga Airport Update: Normality returns to airports but the cloud will sweep the peninsula again today

Spanish airports have been recovering to normal throughout the morning but authorities are still watching closely the sky and the wind. According to the forecasts from the Control Center of Volcanic Ash in London, today the ash cloud will cross the peninsula from north to south, but for now, Eurocontrol forecasts indicate that the mass of volcanic emissions will only affect airports in northern Spain.

At 2.00 am were lifted restrictions on air traffic at airports in Asturias, Santander, Bilbao, Salamanca, León, Burgos and Valladolid, the last ones that remained closed after a weekend marked by cancellations and intermittent closures in the airspace north and east of the peninsula. This situation led to cancel 632 of the 5.222 scheduled operations by the Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA).

For today, the evolution of winds and other weather conditions will be decisive in making decisions during the day on all flights with departure or destination in Spain. The evolution map provided by that official center shows that the cloud will move into the peninsula, to cross it from north to south, leaving outside its sphere of influence only Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, part of eastern Andalusia, Murcia , Comunidad Valenciana, part of Aragon and Catalonia.

If the British forecast is correct, which has been accurately in the latest forecasts on the evolution of the cloud, after noon the situation could be complicated in many Spanish airports including Malaga airport. The strip of volcanic ash, according to the map of evolution, will also be extended around the center of the European continent, reaching as far as Greece and Turkey. In Spain, the biggest problems may occur on Wednesday when the cloud re-covers much of the peninsula.

Location of the cloud for today, Monday, 14.00 pm

Malaga airport status updated 10-May at 16:35

Allthough there is no information about delayed Malaga airport departures due volcanic ash, we are located at Malaga airport and we have not heared any take off neither any arrival to Malaga airport.

Aena recommends that before going to Malaga airport contact your airline for information and as well provides the information telephone 902 404 704.

Normality returns to Malaga airport status after the crisis of the volcanic cloud

Absolute regularity returns to Malaga airport just a week after an Icelandic volcano erupted a cloud of ash that covered most of Europe’s skies, paralyzing air travel halfway around the world and closing dozens of airports around the continent.

This is the end of a nightmare for thousands of travelers at the airport of Malaga, where have been canceled nearly a thousand flights in one week mainly to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.

This has been particularly damaging for the hotel sector, as between Friday and Wednesday they were unable to receive any European tourists by air and in low season, is the British or German tourists which are the main customers for the Costa del Sol.

Since last Monday, April 19th, until yesterday, special flights were carried out at airports in Barcelona, Madrid, Girona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Alicante, Fuerteventura, Tenerife South, Lanzarote, La Palma, Jerez, Bilbao, Gran Canary Islands and Murcia.

Along with this, according to Public Works, Spain facilitated by other means of transport the return of displaced Europeans.

The report highlights the efforts of the British authorities, who had expressed interest in facilitating the return of its citizens, and that resorted to the port of Santander in northern Spain to move to Britain over two hundred British soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

On the other hand, in the framework of the Spanish EU Presidency, Development convened last Monday an extraordinary meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the European Union, which was developed by videoconference.

The Spanish Minister of Public Works, José Blanco, today announced that on May 4th will be held another special meeting of the Council of Ministers of Transport of the EU to accelerate the adoption of the Single European Sky, with the European Agency for Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) as representative of the integrated transmission system and to review the protocols applied in the aviation crisis.

During the last week, the ash cloud caused by the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjalla entailed the closure of a large part of the European airspace, which affected thousands of passengers and caused economic losses to the airlines.

Flights activity evolution