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Re-fueling problems wreak havoc at Lisbon Airport

Staff Writer | May 11, 2017
A problem to the fuel supply at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport has caused delays and cancellations to hundreds of flights.
Lisbon Airport
Air travel   A total of 64 flights were cancelled
The malfunction was first noticed at noon yesterday, and was only fully corrected during the early hours of this morning.

According to airport operator ANA, a total of 64 flights were cancelled, a further 11 diverted to other airports, while 322 suffered delays. Many were allowed to depart after midnight, overriding the limitations of a law limiting noise over the capital.

It is estimated that 50,000 air passengers were affected by this unprecedented problem at Portugal’s largest airport.