03 February 2020, Monday 16:32:00

Madrid’s Barajas Airport is closed

Madrid's Barajas Airport was closed today and flights diverted after pilots spotted drones in the area.

Madrid's Barajas Airport was closed today and flights diverted after pilots spotted drones in the area.

Spain's Transport Ministry said the airspace at the capital's international airport was shut down and 26 flights were immediately diverted elsewhere.

Several flights closest to the airport were allowed to land for security reasons.  

Passengers were advised to check with the airport's authorities for further developments.

Enaire, Spain's air navigation authority, had earlier reported delays in flights owing to the presence of drones in the area.

The private news agency Europa Press cited Enaire as saying that two pilots had said they had seen some drones near the airport, which is located just east of the city centre.

It said Enaire immediately activated a special procedure to halt landings and takeoffs and divert flights to other airports.

Madrid’s Barajas Airport is closed

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