Fog has been blamed for the diversion of a number of flights from La Parra airport in Jerez, southern Spain
Flights to La Parra from Madrid were forced to divert to Malaga airport this morning. Spanish carrier Iberia, using an Airbus A-320, was operating one of the first commercial flights to be directed to Malaga(AGP) at 9am this morning, Tuesday, Nov 1.
The Iberia flight had taken off from the Madrid-Adolfo Suárez aerodrome at around 7.30am this morning. However, the lack of visibility on the Jerez runway caused its landing to be delayed waiting for visibility conditions to improve. It was soon decided by air traffic control to divert to Malaga as the fog was not clearing.
Iberia had originally planned six flights on this route (three between Madrid and Jerez or another three from La Parra to Barajas) to fly today. The diversions have caused long delays and disruption for passengers who were later transported by AENA (the Spanish national airport operator)to their final destination by coaches.