Mount Etna eruption closes Catania Airport, Sicily
Flights were suspended until 9am on 22 May
Catania Airport in Sicily was forced to ground flights after volcano Mount Etna erupted.
The active volcano caused the airport’s runways and planes to be covered in ash, forcing all flight operations to cease on Sunday 21 May.
More than 60 flights were reportedly cancelled.
The airport published a statement on Twitter at 7am on Monday 22 May saying that ‘from 9am the airport will return to operation and flight operations will be restored, with initial limitations. Delays may occur. Passengers are kindly requested to inquire about flight status with the airlines’.