Mount Etna erupts: Flights to Sicily restricted!

MOUNT ETNA, in Italy’s Sicily district, erupted this morning, Wednesday 20th February. The huge cloud of ash has affected landings at Catania airport.

Catania Airport, in Sicily, has restricted landings to the Italian airport after Mount Etna erupted this morning.

Landings to the transport hub, which is one of two in Sicily along with Palermo Airport, were restricted to four per hour at 8.30am local time due to the cloud of ash.

Take-offs have not been affected by the explosion of Europe’s most active volcano.

The airport has since warned of possible delays to travel.

It issued a Tweet to its official account, flagging passengers of travel disruption, which read: “Two sectors of the air space of #CTAairport are closed.

“Limitations to 4 arrivals every hour: possible delays and inconvenience even on departures.

“For ANY information on individual flights, contact airlines.”