Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Moroccan airports: Ash update 12 May

Ten airports in Morocco, among them Casablanca, Rabat-Sale, Tangier, Tetouan, Fez, Al Hoceima, Nador, Agadir, Tan Tan and Essaouira — mostly major tourist stops — were being closed until at least 07h00 today, Wednesday 12 May.

A Transport Ministry statement carried by Maghreb Arab Press news agency said it wants "to guarantee a maximum level of security for passengers" as the ash cloud passes over the kingdom on the Atlantic Coast.

"These decisions will be updated according to the evolution of the situation and the information from the National Weather department and the Eurocontrol Agency," the Ministry said.

The Ministry called on passengers to check on their flights before going to airports with their airlines or at the call center of the National Airports Authority 0810 000 224.

Emissions from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano already forced the closure of several airports in Southern Europe over the weekend and further disruption is expected in coming days.

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