Volcano Eruption Closes Guatemala City Airport

Volcano Eruption Closes Guatemala City Airport

May 28, 2010

The Guatemala City airport remains closed, following the eruption of Volcan Pacaya, 17 miles south of the airport.

The eruption spread ash across Guatemala City, and rained rocks onto several villages close by.  There has been one confirmed fatality, and several people remain missing.

At this point, it is not known when the airport will reopen.  If you are scheduled to fly to Guatemala this weekend, please contact Exito or your airline for assistance.

Other airports in Central America are unaffected – the ash plume has not spread.

{ 7 comments }

Lila June 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

Nice blog you have. Check out mine about Santorini Island in Greece, http://santorini-hotels.blogspot.com/ which was born of the eruption, of its volcano. I am sure you will be seduced by the view from every single corner on Santorini.

Richard July 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Sometimes we have problems when travel. And we need the information immediately. Thanks for your information.

Book Travel and Tour July 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Vacaton is interrupted by a volcano? What are you gonna do? It has been a crazy volcano years.

Why did we all hear so much about the one that affected European travel but this is the first I heard of this one? I suppose there is not enough money in Guatemala to be of enough concern.

Central America is one of the wild lands left on Earth where one could still enjoy an adventure only seen in movies. Danger is real, romance is deep, and excitement is involved with every step taken in an untamed world of jungle paradise.

David UK traveller July 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

This is the first time I have read about this. All we hear about is the one over Iceland that causes travel disruption over Europe. What’s the latest news?

Richard in Paris October 29, 2010 at 3:36 am

I understand the need to keep people up to date I did not get a chance to say thank you. I was stuck for 9 days during this period and the information was a life line. Thanks

Johnny @ bike tours November 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Does this happen a lot here we are thinking of going here on our next bike and cruise tour. kinda scary to think about. sounds like being informed is the best coarse of actions. thx

autobus December 24, 2010 at 3:46 am

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