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Popocatépetl volcanic ash affects more than 5,000 passengers at the Mérida airport

by Yucatan Times
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Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR) reported that due to the volcanic activity of Popocatépetl from Friday to Monday, 13 of 46 scheduled flights have been canceled and 21 have been delayed. This situation has affected 5,400 passengers.

On Monday, May 22nd, Aeroméxico delayed the departure of two-morning flights to Mexico City by seven hours, due to the contingency decreed by Civil Protection authorities due to the volcanic activity of Popocatépetl, while Volaris delayed the departure of the 266 to Oaxaca and canceled the 754 to Mexico City.

The delayed flights were 821 and 823, which had to take off at 6:04 and 6:44, which were rescheduled until 1:33 and 1:31, respectively, while Volaris 266, which had to leave at 5:25, left at 7:45. Until now, the Aeroméxico 825 remains on the ground, which should have taken off at 7:44 a.m.

Of the 13 remaining flights scheduled until 1:30 p.m., all of them arrived slightly early, 10 of which arrived from the country’s capital. departure.

Regarding departures, except for those that were delayed, the rest left without setbacks, especially the flights to Oaxaca, Monterrey and Guadalajara and one to Houston, from United.

The day at the Merida International Airport passed quietly, because passengers are aware that the delays are due to this natural phenomenon, although many are looking for a way to get to Mexico City due to work commitments or some connection to travel to other Entities in the country or abroad.

In the afternoon, the American Airlines flights arrived early: the one from Miami arrived at 1:52 p.m., 28 minutes earlier than expected; the one in Dallas landed at 2:28 p.m., 53 minutes ahead of schedule. In total there were 35 arrival flights and 36 departures, due to the stopover to Oaxaca.

TYT Newsroom

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