Airport on La Palma shut due to ash as Spanish island jolted by quake

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Air traffic on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma has been suspended for an indefinite period due to a build-up of volcanic ash, as a relatively strong earthquake jolted residents and a fresh lava flow caused concern. The operating company Aena said on Thursday the airport on La Palma had to halt service due to the conditions. The airlines Binter and Canaryfly already announced the day before they would no longer fly to the Atlantic Ocean island. This leaves travellers with only the sea route to come or go. The ferries take about four hours to the neighbouring island, Tenerife, where air tr…

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