After Catania, Palermo airport is also closed due to a fire: here is the list of flights canceled and diverted to other airports
Summer 2023 very difficult for Sicilian airports: after the partial closure of Catania airport, even thePalermo airport was closed Tuesday, July 25 due tofire developed overnight in the Punta Raisi area, where the capital’s airport is located. Gesap, the company that manages the plant, announced the closed until 11am, but it will probably go much further. Below is the list of canceled or diverted flights at other airports.
PALERMO AIRPORT CLOSED DUE TO FIRE: THE SITUATION
THE vast fire which developed above Cinisi due to the strong sirocco wind therefore reached the perimeter of thePalermo Airport right to judges Falcone and Borsellino, determining the temporary closure. Fire crews are currently working to extinguish the flames around the airport, hoping to be able to allow opening as soon as possible. The airport was also isolated by land for a few hours due to the simultaneous closure of the A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo junctions at Villagrazia di Carini and Cinisi (reopened later), which connect the motorway to the airport, as well as rail links.
The air traffic situation in Sicily is very complicated because many diverted flights from Catania departed and landed in Palermowhose airport was in turn involved in a fire on Monday July 17 and partially closed pending the repair of terminal A damaged by the flames.
FIRE AT PALERMO AIRPORT: CANCELED AND DIVERSED FLIGHTS
Below we list the list of canceled or diverted flights from Palermo on the day of Tuesday, July 25, 2023, as communicated by Palermo airport. For more detailed information, we recommend that you follow Palermo Airport’s website and social profiles, especially the Twitter accountand to pay attention to the notifications of the airlines concerned.
- Canceled flights:
V71826 PMO/LYS 6:00
EC3512 PMO/MXP 7.00
XZ2601 PMO-FCO 7.00
FR4901 PMO-FCO 7.55
V71519 TLS-PMO 8.10
FR1016 PMO-MXP 8.30
FR576 PMO-VCE 8.35
V71518 PMO-TLS 8.45
AZ1777 FCO-PMO 9.20
FR7867 PMO-OTP 9.25
AF1480 CDG-PMO 9.40
FR7873 PMO-MAD 10.00
AZ1782 PMO-FCO 10.05
DX1806 LMP-PMO 10.05
AZ1763 LIN-PMO 10.10
V71827 LYS-PMO 10.35
AF1481 PMO-CDG 10.35
AZ1762 PMO-LIN 10.55
DX1805 PMO-LMP 11.00
- Flights diverted to Trapani airport:
— Palermo Airport (@AirportPa) July 25, 2023
MOTORWAY AND RAILWAY CLOSURES NEAR THE AIRPORT
Anas also warns that due to the fire vehicle traffic is temporarily blocked on the A29 Alcamo – Trapani motorway, in both directions, precisely from km 0,000 to km 21,300 in Alcamo (Trapani). The obligatory exit is in Fulgatore. The Anas teams and the police are present on site for traffic management in complete safety and to allow regular traffic to be restored as soon as possible.
Also due to a fire, the national road 186 from Monreale it is temporarily closed to traffic, from km 22.100 to km 24.000, in both directions, in Borgetto (Palermo).
As for me the trainsfollowing damage caused by fires in the surrounding areas, the movement of trains on the Palermo – Punta Raisi/Giachery Airport line is postponed and the trains finish the run or depart from Piraineto. More generally, given the critical weather conditions due to high temperatures, Trenitalia has rescheduled the service on the following lines for July 25, 2023:
• Caltanissetta – Gela – Syracuse
• Messina – Catania – Syracuse
• Palermo – Agrigento
• Palermo – Messina
• Piraineto – Castelvetrano – Trapani.
Source : Sicur Auto