The airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns when the airport is closed)

The airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns when the airport is closed)

(CNN) – We are all quite excited to be able to do this travel again – but the German airline Eurowings may be more eager than most.

The low-cost airline resumed services from Düsseldorf to Sardinia, Italy on Saturday – but was forced to return to its destination because Olbia airport is still closed.

Flight EW9844 departed on the 1,170 km (730 miles) flight to Olbia airport in Sardinia on the morning of May 23, but was in the Sardinian airspace before being informed by air traffic control that it was not open to commercial traffic .

The Airbus A320 was wandering around with a seal scheme hoping for a permit to land, but without dice.

A diversion has been proposed in Cagliari, about 120 miles away, reports the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, but the flight crew opted to reduce losses and return to Düsseldorf.

This small tour of western Europe, to benefit the cargo of the A320 of two Sardinian passengers, took a total of four hours and ten minutes.

How did this misunderstanding happen? A Eurowings spokesman told CNN Travel that “Against the backdrop of the crown crisis, the situation in many airports in Europe is very dynamic.

“The large amount of information provided on airport opening or closing times is often changed on short notice,” added the spokesman, and there are “daily changes to entry regulations to various countries.”

The confusion seems to focus on the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport which will reopen the airport on Sunday 17 May, but that the decision was canceled on the same day at the regional level, reports the One mile at a time aviation blog.

Olbia Costa Smeralda airport is currently closed until at least June 2nd.

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The Eurowings spokesman blames “a misunderstanding on the consolidation of relevant flight information”.

The passengers – both – were rebooked and, it can be said with certainty, were at least able to socialize appropriately during their A320 journey last Saturday morning.


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