Heavy thunderstorms around Alicante Airport seriously disrupted air traffic on Thursday evening. The airport authority was forced to close the airport for air traffic, 13 flights diverted to other airports. Other flights got delayed, one cancelled. Meanwhile, the airport reopened.
Update: “Gota Fria” or “Cold Drop” is affecting air traffic at its east coast, disrupting air traffic at the airports of Almeria, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona.
Andy Grant, one of the passengers on a Jet2 flight from Birmingham went to twitter and said: “So here we are in Malaga because Alicante airport is closed! We are getting the replacement bus service. Only a five hour drive. Happy days. — in Málaga.“
easyJet also reached out to a worried passenger and tweeted: “I’m pleased to say flights are now beginning to leave and arrive at Alicante Airport again, Chris! However, I recommend keeping an eye on our flight tracker for the latest available info.”
El aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche lleva notificando tormenta o tormenta fuerte desde hace dos horas.
En estos momentos tormenta fuerte en el aeródromo, con visibilidad horizontal de 500 metros.
Viento del nordeste.
— AEMET_C. Valenciana (@AEMET_CValencia) September 12, 2019
- Ryanair from London Luton, diverted to Valencia
- Ryanair from Birmingham, diverted to Valencia
- Vueling from Barcelona, diverted to Valencia
- Ryanair from Glasgow Prestwick, diverted to Valencia
- Ryanair from Leeds Bradford, diverted to Valencia
- Ryanair from Edinburgh, diverted to Valencia
- Jet2 from Birmingham, diverted to Valencia
- easyJet from London Gatwick, diverted to Ibiza
- Ryanair from Liverpool, diverted to Valencia
- Jet2 from London Stansted, diverted to Malaga
- Ryanair from East Midlands, diverted to Madrid
- easyJet from Belfast, diverted to Barcelona
- Vueling from Zurich, diverted to Barcelona
Vueling cancelled its flight from Brussels to Alicante.