Sandstorm strands travelers in Canary Islands, airports were closedChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 24, 2020
Travelers in the Canary Islands face continued disruption today morning following a massive sandstorm that blew in from the Sahara Desert over the weekend.
Weather in Canary Islands Canary sandstorm
Topics: Storm Canary airport
Airports were closed due to the storm, which made it impossible for planes to take off or land.
"Industry professionals cannot remember such adverse meteorological conditions for air travel in the Canary Islands," tweeted Spanish Transport Minister José Luis Abalos yesterday.
Travelers were stuck over the weekend as flights were canceled, before conditions improved overnight Sunday and flights resumed today morning, according to a tweet from the Transport Ministry. ■