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20 Feb 2019 | 01:07 PM UTC

Italy: Flight disruptions reported following Mount Etna eruption Feb. 20

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Flight disruptions reported at Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport (CTA) following Mount Etna eruption on February 20

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Catania

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Flight disruptions are currently reported as of the afternoon (local time) of Wednesday, February 20, at Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport (CTA) located in Catania province (Sicily) after nearby Mount Etna erupted this morning, resulting in a huge plume of ash. Although takeoffs have not been affected, reports indicate landings have been restricted to four per hour. It remains unclear when normal operations at the airport will resume. Disruptions are likely to persist throughout the day; residuals disruptions cannot be ruled out in the coming days.


Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is the highest elevation volcano in mainland Europe. It is commonly active multiple times per year and last saw a major eruption in 1992. 


Individual traveling to and from CTA are advised to confirm the status of their flight prior departing for the airport and allow for extra time to reach their destination.


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