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Mexico City airport resumes operations after volcanic ash forces shutdown By Reuters


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© Reuters. Passengers gather at Terminal 1 of Benito Juarez International Airport after authorities suspended the operations of the airport following the Popocatepetl volcano activity, in Mexico City, Mexico, May 20,2023. REUTERS/Raquel Cunha

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport resumed operations on Saturday after it suspended flights for hours due to ash spewing from nearby Popocatepetl volcano.

“After removing the volcanic ash, checking the runways and verifying favorable wind conditions, we resumed takeoff and landing operations starting at 10:00 a.m.,” the airport said on Twitter. “Check with your airline the status of your flight.”

The airport halted operations at 4:25 a.m. for more than five hours. Several flights were delayed and others canceled.

Popocatepetl, some 72 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Mexico City, has been active since 1994 and is closely monitored by scientists, cameras and sensors because of danger to millions living nearby. Earlier this week, several towns closed schools due to volcanic ash.



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