Flight schedule back to normal after dust hits Cyprus

Flight schedule back to normal after dust hits Cyprus

The flight schedules at the international airports in Larnaca and Paphos are back to normal, after the high concentration of dust in the atmosphere, with no flights being redirected or cancelled.

Spokesman for Cyprus` airports, Adamos Aspris, said “the flight schedules of Larnaca and Paphos airports are running smoothly, there are no redirected or cancelled flights, however the authorities of the airports are on standby, hoping that, according to weather predictions, the situation with the dust will improve by this afternoon”.

He added that the situation on Wednesday was better than Tuesday, however visibility was still low but not bad enough to disrupt the flight schedule.

Aspris noted that there were no pending flights, adding that, although Larnaca Airport did not close on Tuesday, all traffic was redirected to Paphos Airport.

The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance announced that on Tuesday, at 1400 (1100 GMT), the hourly concentration of respirable particles in the ambient air with a diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) was between 656 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter) and 6637 μg/m3, and it was expected that the average 24hour concentration would exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/m3, as defined by legislation.

CNA/FZ/RG/MM/2015
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY