Stop the operations scheduled for tomorrow, the eruption continues
(ANSA) – MADRID, 06 OCT – The Binter airline has announced the suspension of flights to or from the island of La Palma (Canary Islands) scheduled for tomorrow: this can be learned from a note that appeared on the company’s website, in which it is explained that the decision is due to the “negative evolution” of the “ash cloud” of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
The deterioration in air quality had been indicated as a plausible scenario by local authorities in the past few hours, due to “unfavorable” weather conditions on the island. Binter suggests its customers to consult the status of any flight to or from La Palma before going to the airport, because the situation related to the eruption can change at any time.
Meanwhile, local authorities have announced for the first time the data on the area of cultivated land covered by the lava of the Cumbre Vieja: they are 93.4 hectares. The impact on the agriculture of the island is one of the most feared impacts, due to the importance of this sector in the local economy.
The damaged lands are mainly banana fields, vineyards and aguacate crops, explained the technical director of the emergency anti-eruption plan, Miguel Ángel Morcuende. For the rest, in the last few hours the lava flows have remained almost “stable”, added the local authorities.
The one that reached the sea has already taken away almost 38 hectares of ocean surface. (HANDLE).