Airports in Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Aragon and Navarra closed by Chinese rocket

Manager’s sources Enaire air traffic They indicated that the interruption of air traffic during this hour will cause delays throughout the day, although it is still too early to predict how the situation will evolve.

The suspension of air operations affects Barcelona-El Prat airport and others in Catalonia (Reus and Tarragona), as well as the Balearic Islands, Aragon and Navarra.

The decision to suspend the flights was taken by the Department of Homeland Security (interministerial body for crisis situations) after several global air safety agencies monitored the trajectory of the eight-ton rocket that was headed for a uncontrolled entry into the atmosphere.

The department was created on Thursday afternoon and held meetings throughout the night and commissioned Enaire, an air traffic operator, to carry out the suspension.

The decision to suspend the flights was made by the Department of Homeland Security after several global air safety agencies tracked the trajectory of the eight-ton rocket, which would make an uncontrolled entry into the atmosphere.

Air Force tracking

In turn, the Space Surveillance Operations Center (COVE) of the Air and Space Army is monitoring the remains of the Chinese launcher CZ-5B which caused the suspension of all take-off and landing operations at Barcelona airport as of 9:19 am this Friday.

Eurocontrol reported the uncontrolled re-entry of a Chinese rocket into the atmosphere, which forced airspace restrictions that could affect traffic, in the form of ground delays and in-flight deviations from the route, as reported by air traffic controllers on their account at Twitter.

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