In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight from Las Palmas has had to divert away from its destination of Santiago to Porto as Storm Domingos continues to cause havoc in the skies.
Incident: Ryanair Flight Las Palmas-Santiago Diverts To Porto…
Ryanair flight FR7003 is a routine scheduled flight between Las Palmas and Santiago, which is based in north-west Spain.
The affected rotation was operated by EI-EKY, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-8AS aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-EKY is a 13.6 year old airframe which belongs to the Irish subsidiary of the overall group.
Of that variant of aircraft, the Irish subsidiary has a fleet of 222 of them, of which 216 are in active service and six are currently parked.
FR7003 departed Las Palmas at 0947 local time this morning and proceeded north to its destination.
After two attempts at landing, both of which resulted in go-arounds, the Ryanair aircraft proceeded south to divert to Porto, Portugal.
High winds at Santiago looks to be the cause of this diversion to Porto by the Las Palmas-originated Ryanair flight.
At the time of writing (04/11/23 @ 1305 UK time), the wind speed is gusting anywhere between 19-41 knots, which will make such flying challenging.
The Ryanair flight landed safely after around three and a half hours in the air, with no indication into when the aircraft will continue on to Santiago.
Such high winds are being attributed to Storm Domingos, which in some areas of Southern Europe, is producing winds in excess of 80-90mph. This will no doubt be the first of many diversions to take place as a result.
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