The volcanic activity of the Popcatépetl volcano in Mexico has caused 1,200 flights at Mexico City International Airport to be affected over the weekend, given the danger of flying with the level of ash currently in the air.
According to the airport, 403 flights were canceled this weekend, and some 804 flights departed with significant delays.
This balance of affected flights includes only the weekend data, as it has not yet been updated to include Monday’s data.
Likewise, as reported by El Universal, the airline Aeromexico has reported around 10,000 lost suitcases in one of the airport terminals due to cancellations and changes in flights operating from the capital.
Mexico City International Airport is where the main problems have arisen, as more than 11,000 people have been affected by the cancellations and delays of flights over the weekend.
Problems have also arisen at Felipe Angeles International Airport (north of Mexico City), where nearly 2,000 people have been affected.
Currently, the activity of the Popocatépetl volcano has caused the alert to be raised to a yellow level in the third phase (the next level being already a red alert) in what is considered the most dangerous volcano in the world due to the large number of people living in the nearby terrain, where the city of Puebla and the Mexican capital are located.
With information from LGI
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