Vigo airport was forced to halt flight operations this Monday due to a new hole in the runway.
The pothole was detected on Monday afternoon and activity on the runway was suspended around 7:00 p.m.
Aena reported via Twitter that the repair work has already begun . The first estimates suggest that the terminal could return to normality this Tuesday around 6:30 p.m.
Se continúa trabajando en la reparación de la pista del #Aeropuerto de #Vigo.
ℹ️ Hoy hay 22 vuelos programados: 11 salidas y 11 llegadas.
➡️ Se han producido tres cancelaciones y un desvío al Aeropuerto de #Santiago-Rosalia de Castro.
📲 Consulta con tu aerolínea. pic.twitter.com/YiQOZ6H1iT
— Aena (@aena) March 21, 2023
Meanwhile, dozens of passengers accumulated in the facilities of the terminal waiting to be relocated on flights at Santiago. They were transferred by bus.
At least five flights had been affected: three arrivals (Vueling from Barcelona at 8:10 p.m., Air Europa from Madrid at 8:15 p.m. and Iberia from Madrid at 9:00 p.m.) and two departures ( Vueling at 8:50 p.m. to Barcelona, Air Europa at 9:05 p.m. to Madrid).
It is the third time that Vigo airport is forced to “close” due to a hole in the runway.
It happened on New Year’s Eve 2021, after the Airport operators detected a hole seven meters long and two meters wide located 200 meters from the threshold of runway head 19.