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Dozens Of Flights Canceled Cause Chaos At Lisbon Airport


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Sixty-five flights were canceled on Saturday at Lisbon airport, causing long queues and thousands of passengers without accommodation and alternative solutions, Trend reports citing Xinhua .

According to the airline TAP, the cancellations were caused by the bursting of the tires of a private jet, which forced the closure of the airport's runway.

In turn, the air controller ANA (Aeroportos de Portugal), claimed that the situation was the result of a broader problem of 'constraints at several European airports.'

'Due to a set of constraints at several European airports, 65 canceled flights are planned for today - 40 arrivals and 25 departures,' ANA said in a statement sent to the press.

According to the company, Lisbon airport 'implemented measures to support airlines, namely the installation of additional mobile counters to reschedule flights.'

'We advise passengers with a scheduled flight to contact the airlines,' said ANA.

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