Palma airport is to be closed for two hours next Sunday, June 2, because the Spanish airforce need the airspace to hold an air show to mark Armed Forces Day. The news has not been welcomed by airlines and 100 flights will be affected by delays along with around 90'000 passengers. The Spanish airline association yesterday asked the Ministry of Defence to seriously consider holding the air show at a different air base in view of the problems it is going to cause at Palma airport, one of Europe's busiest charter airports during the summer. Association president Felipe Navio said that while the association is always willing to co-operate with the air force, holding the event in Palma at this time of year does not make sense. All the airlines were officially informed of the event yesterday and that Palma airport will be closed between 11.00 and 13.15. With only one week's notice and little alternative, the airlines said yesterday that they are going to prepare themselves for delays and just hope that passengers are understanding. mc.mdbUbitel.es

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