Guatemala Airport Resumes Operations

2 June 2010 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2010 18:30)

La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala has reopened after closing for five days due to the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano and the chaos caused by Hurricane Agatha. The airport, which handles 70 flights and transports nearly 3,000 passengers a day, was closed due to heavy volcanic

La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala has reopened after closing for five days due to the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano and the chaos caused by Hurricane Agatha.

The airport, which handles 70 flights and transports nearly 3,000 passengers a day, was closed due to heavy volcanic ash covering its runway, according to Xinhua.

Cleaning operations to rid the runway of volcanic ash had been underway since the eruption.

INSIVUMEH, the national institute for seismology and meteorology, said the volcano has stopped erupting and only minor explosions can be seen.