Tenerife and Gran Canaria airports start to operate again normally
AENA have reported that Tenerife and Gran Canaria airports are starting to function normally again this morning with improvements in the weather. Domestic and international flights have been allowed to take off from their destination to come to the two Canary Islands, after ‘Zero Rate’ was declared yesterday by Eurocontrol for safety reasons.
There are still delays due to a ‘backlog’ from yesterday (Sunday), and some 70 flights have been cancelled this morning, but not to the extent of yesterday when 540 flights were cancelled due to tropical storm Hermine.
This morning, local interisland flights and flights from mainland Spain have already landed, and the first ones from the UK are on time from London, Manchester, Bristol, and Glasgow, scheduled to land on both islands from 10am.
Tenerife North airport, which has been the hardest hit by the weather, is still experiencing some problems with visibility but flights have already landed there this morning too. However, Binter have announced that all flights in the western province of the Canary Islands (La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera, Tenerife North) are suspended until 11am.
At this moment, airlines are still advising you to contact them before your flight to ensure all is as scheduled, and allow time for any delays due to the weather and volume of flights.