Spain holiday warning as hundreds of flights canceled due to storms
BRITS heading to Spain are warned to expect more flight cancellations due to ongoing storms.
Hundreds of flights across the the Canary Islands were canceled yesterday due to Storm Hermione bringing heavy rain.
Airport operator AENA said more than 540 flights were canceled yesterday due to the storm.
A number were also diverted due to the weather.
Vacationers are advised to contact their airline to find out if their flight is taking place.
Britons have complained on social media to affected airlines such as Wizz Air and easyJet.
Twitter user George Ellis, who was flying to Tenerifewrote: “It’s been 3 hours and still sitting on the track at Gatwick.”
Someone else said he had the “same problem” with his easyJet flight.
Local airline Binter said it had canceled all operations to the four airports until at least 11 a.m.
Regional President Angel Victor Torres told a press conference that the storm is expected to approach the islands between 11 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. today.
Hermine was scheduled to hit the Canary Islands as a tropical storm, but was downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday by the US National Hurricane Center. He said heavy rains were expected to continue through Monday.
Last week, a video showing cars washed on the roads in Spain left people stunned.
A video circulating online shows parked vehicles floating on a road in Tarragona as heavy rain continues to hit the popular destination.