TUI cancels all flights to Spanish hotspot amid volcano warning to holidaymakers

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German travel operator TUI has cancelled all flights to a Spanish destination due to an ongoing volcanic eruption.

The travel firm has halted all routes to La Palma on the Canary Islands after more than 40 tremors struck over the weekend.

Now flights have been cancelled until November 3 as the volcano has showed no signs of slowing down.

TUI issued an update on its website and said it would contact customers directly with flights cancelled up until next month.

The statement said: "Due to a situation we've had to cancel flights to La Palma departing up to and including November 3, 2021.

"All impacted customers will be contacted directly to discuss their options."

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In the statement, it added that the airline will continue to monitor the situation.

The airport in La Palma has been forced to close to tourists or ground flights numerous times due to volcanic ash in the air.

Holidaymakers planning to travel to the island will need to contact their tour operators or airline.

The UK government issued travel advice for anyone heading to La Palma.

It said: "If you are in an affected area you should follow the advice of local authorities, including social media updates.

"If you are planning to travel to the island imminently you are encouraged to contact your tour operators/airlines."

The volcano first erupted on September 19 and streams of lava have continued to flow destroying thousands of homes in the area.

A wide area has been covered with volcanic ash and the ash plume continues to be several miles high.

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