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PMI Closed Due To Police Killing By ETA  
User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

Sad news in Mallorca, The Basque terrorist group ETA has killed two Guardia Civil a few hours ago, wanting to cause chaos and draw attention, like each summer. Apparently all sea ports and airports to the island have been closed. Can anyone confirm this?

My feelings go to the Guardia Civil and their families.


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User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6000 times:

Sad times, Why bring Mallorca into this argument....
Looks like ETA is going to start causing trouble again,


RIP..

[Edited 2009-07-30 07:28:26]


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User currently offlineKristiaanD From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6000 times:
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Sad news indeed...

As of 16.05LT no cancellations are known according the site of AENA, the airport operator.



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5910 times:

The Mail on line is reporting that there was a bomb explosion outside a Civil Guard barracks in Palma Nova near Magaluf on the south-west of the island. Two Spanish Civil Guard officers have been killed and passersbys injured. It follows an ETA attack in Northern Spain yesterday and is the first time the group has targeted Majorca.

As this is an escalation in the ETA's tatics (no prior warning was given), no doubt the Guardia Civil wants to prevent further attacks. Also, with an estimated 15,000 British tourists alone currently in the area of the attack, tourism might suffer badly if the Civil Guardia did not act quickly, hence the closure of the airport and ports in an attempt to stop the terrorists escaping.

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User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2838 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

Oh my god, how scary.


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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Just was on the phone with a friend who is due to leave tomorrow, according to the news there it will be closed until 2200 CEST.

User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5513 times:



Quoting Racko (Reply 6):
according to the news there it will be closed until 2200 CEST

A Thursday during peak season and at one of Europe's main holiday destinations; this will probably cause a bit of trouble. However, I trust that, as usual, tourists and media in general will not give the importance or relevance ETA is looking for after this awful attack and wait patiently for all to go back to normality. Life goes on and the best way to fight these terrorists is by not giving them any coverage.



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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

Apparently LGW flights are returning and those from more northerly airports are diverting to LGW, SOU and other airports in the south - one TOM flight from Norwich diverted in at 1615.

AE733



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User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

Well depending on how long the airport is closed, it will certainly make a mess
for the airlines to sort out over the next few days... Air Berlin will certainly get caught
up with their big hub ..

Just hope it does not put people off continuing with their holidays, ETA
cannot be allowed to win....



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

AB operated on schedule PMI-AMS and arrived only 5 minutes late. Departure would've been around 1400L time.
A HV flight to AMS is forecasting a delay of 'only' 2 hours.
Seems that operations at PMI are not suffering too much?!



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User currently offlineWexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

This has the potential to really mess with the Charters schedules!!


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User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3837 times:



Quoting Wexfordflyer (Reply 10):
This has the potential to really mess with the Charters schedules!!

Awesome thought really. Some folks will be working overtime to sort this mess out and i suppose it will affect holidaymakers from a far wider reach with aircraft being where they are not supposed to be.



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3727 times:



Quoting NEMA (Reply 11):
i suppose it will affect holidaymakers from a far wider reach with aircraft being where they are not supposed to be.

Well it's not had that affect on the UK's airlines. A few flights to and from Palma yesterday were delayed and one of Thomson's cruise ships would have left Palma a few hours late, that's about it. For Thomson at least, who have a cruise changeover in Palma on Thursdays and therefore quite a few flights, all aircraft were back at base long before the start of play today.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

I think banning flights was a little extreme. Surely they could have allocated more security to the airport to monitor people leaving. Those passengers on flight only tickets will have to stump up the non-refundable cost of a hotel room.

Stopping general aviation and seaport movements I understand,as these people have somewhere to sleep at least or the dosh to pay for it.

The bomb was in Palma Nova wasn't it? I read this morning that it was in the town of Calvia.


User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3319 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 13):
I think banning flights was a little extreme

While in the beginning it was announced to be closed until 22.00h CET, fortunately it was only partially closed for a couple of hours.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 13):
The bomb was in Palma Nova wasn't it? I read this morning that it was in the town of Calvia

Palmanova and Magaluf are in the Calviá municipality.



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Babybus

IMO the police made the right call.

This was a delay of literally a few hours.

how would you feel if a member of your family had just been killed and the killer could then simply fly out.


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