Spain airports re-open as ash cloud moves on

MADRID, May 9 (BestGrowthStock) – Several Spanish airports in
northern Spain including Barcelona reopened on Sunday after they
were shut on Saturday as a precaution against an abrasive ash
cloud from a volcano in Iceland.

The civil aviation authority said only three airports
remained closed, all in the north-western region of Galicia, and
that these might open from about 0900 GMT. They were Santiago,
La Coruna and Vigo.

Saturday’s closure of 19 airports disrupted travel plans for
nearly 40,000 passengers and forced the government to lay on
extra transport.

According to Spanish radio the cloud was headed toward
southern parts of France and northern Italy although the
government has warned that Spanish airspace could be hit again
in the coming week, depending on the trajectory of the ash
cloud.

Stock Market Report
(Reporting by Nigel Davies; Editing by Matthew Jones)

Spain airports re-open as ash cloud moves on