MOUNT ETNA, in Italy’s Sicily district, erupted this morning. The huge cloud of ash has affected landings into one of the airports.
Landings to the transport hub, which is one of two in Sicily along with Palmero 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.
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.
Mount Etna had been erupting since Christmas Eve, December 24 2018, and resulted in the closure of airspace over Sicily, although has since reopened.