TUI cancels flights to popular Spanish island

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TUI cancels flights to popular Spanish island until next year due to volcano eruptions.

The airline has cancelled all flights to and from La Palma until February 2022 despite the fact that volcanic activity has been decreasing and experts are optimistic that the volcano is now silent.

All TUI flights to and from La Palma have been cancelled until February 10, 2022. The first flight next year takes place on February 17. Customers who have had their flights affected will be able to rebook or receive a full refund.

A TUI spokesperson said: “Due to the ongoing situation we’ve unfortunately had to cancel all flights to La Palma departing up to and including February 10, 2022.

“All impacted customers will be contacted directly to discuss their options.

“The next scheduled flight to La Palma is February 17, 2022.

“We’d like to reassure customers due to travel to any other Canary Islands that our flights are currently operating as planned, however, we will continue to monitor the situation and contact them should their holiday be impacted.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this time.”

On September 19, the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting and many people had to be evacuated as their homes were devoured by lava. Seismic activity has now dropped significantly and according to the Canary Islands government: “volcanic activity has fallen to almost nothing.”

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