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Mexico: Guadalajara Airport (GDL) cancels flights due to incident January 3

Guadalajara’s International Airport (GDL) closes due to runway incident on January 3; flight cancelations and delays are expected in the coming hours

03 Jan 06:50 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/3/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo Guadalajara International Airport (GDL)
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Event

A runway incident involving a landing plane caused authorities to suspend operations at Guadalajara's Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) on Thursday, January 3. An inbound flight from Mexico City experienced a tire fire upon landing shortly before 11:00 (local time), prompting authorities to close the runway and conduct an emergency evacuation of the plane. The runway is expected to remain closed until around 15:00. Residual flight disruptions, including cancelations and delays, are expected in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals flying to or from GDL are advised to confirm the status of their flight, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate residual flight disruptions.

 

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