Fiumicino, July 30 : Ongoing disruptions and delays were reported at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on Thursday after a forest fire temporarily blocked its runways on Wednesday.
Delays of between one and three hours were registered on services to Milan’s Linate airport, Marseilles, Cagliari, Amsterdam, Naples, Bologna and Stuttgart.
In one case, a flight operated by Spanish low-cost airline Vueling was delayed from its scheduled departure time of 9.40pm on Wednesday to 10am. Wednesday’s fire affected two separate areas of pine forest near the international airport, with strong winds fanning the flames.
The incident came as the airport was finally recovering from damages caused by a fire in Terminal 3 in early May that caused major disruption.
The prosecutor’s office in the nearby port city of Civitavecchia has opened an investigation into Wednesday’s blaze. (NEWS - ANSA)
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