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09 Jun 2020 | 07:33 PM UTC

Ecuador: Flights halted at Guayaquil Airport due to ash fall from volcano on June 9

Ecuador News Alert

Flights halted at Guayaquil Airport (GYE) due to ash fall from Sangay volcano on June 9; confirm travel itineraries

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/11/2020, 12:00 PM (America/Guayaquil). COUNTRY/REGION Guayaquil Airport (GYE), Ecuador


On Tuesday, June 9, operations were halted at Guayaquil Airport (GYE) following Sangay volcano's eruption. Flights were temporarily suspended to allow authorities to clear the ash fall from the volcano on the runway, with reports stating that some roads were also closed in parts of Los Rios and Chimborazo provinces. Although flight operations have now resumed at GYE, travelers should anticipate residual delays over the coming hours.

Further eruptions cannot be ruled out in the near term.


Individuals due to fly out of GYE should contact their travel provider to ascertain the status of their flight. Individuals are further advised to follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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