Cumbre Vieja volcano live as eruption cancels flights from Tui to La Palma – updates


TUI has canceled flights to La Palma over lingering concerns over the volcanic eruption.

Glowing lava continues to spill from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, after the recent collapse on the north side of the crater.

The main UK tour operator said flights to the island had been cut for at least three weeks due to “intense” activity around the volcano.

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Bristol Airport serves a number of the Canary Islands, including Gran Canaria and Tenerife, but not La Palma, and there is no indication as of yet that these flights are affected.

Residents say the volcano spits gas and ash up to 6000 meters into the air.

UIS said: “Due to the current situation, we unfortunately had to cancel all flights to La Palma on departure until October 27 inclusive.

“All affected customers will be contacted directly to discuss their options.

“We would like to reassure customers due to their travel to other Canary Islands that our flights are currently operating as planned, but we will continue to monitor the situation and contact them if their vacations are affected.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this time.”

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