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Flights in the south diverted due to dust

Normal operations resumed at Larnaca airport after five flights had to be diverted to Paphos earlier on Tuesday due to the dust cloud covering the island.

Spokesman for Hermes Airports, Adamos Aspris, said the visibility at Larnaca airport went from 500 meters in the morning that created huge difficulties in executing the flight schedule to about 1,300 meters by midday, a major improvement that allowed the airport to start receiving flights again.

By that stage, five flights had landed to Larnaca airport and this allowed for the gradual return to normalcy. The situation was still difficult he said.

Dust has hit the capital of Cyprus
Photo taken by Christos Theodorides in Nicosia on Tuesday morning
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