The eruption of Mount Etna in Catania has caused the closure of the Fontanarossa airport for 24 hours. This comes after a previous fire in July that partially closed the airport. Over 150 flights have been cancelled or diverted to other airports. This has left thousands of travelers stranded, unable to return home or begin their vacations. The situation has caused frustration amongst passengers, with many camping out at the airport. The local government has enforced a temporary ban on two-wheeled vehicles and imposed speed limits in response to the ashfall. The regional infrastructure and mobility officer has announced the reactivation of coordination among the island’s airport management companies to tackle the ongoing issues.
Etna in eruzione e caos voli, l’aeroporto di Catania resta chiuso fino all’alba di Ferragosto