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Re-fueling problems wreak havoc at Lisbon Airport

Staff Writer |
A problem to the fuel supply at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport has caused delays and cancellations to hundreds of flights.

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The malfunction was first noticed at noon yesterday, and was only fully corrected during the early hours of this morning.

According to airport operator ANA, a total of 64 flights were cancelled, a further 11 diverted to other airports, while 322 suffered delays. Many were allowed to depart after midnight, overriding the limitations of a law limiting noise over the capital.

It is estimated that 50,000 air passengers were affected by this unprecedented problem at Portugal’s largest airport.

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