Eurowings plane has to turn around – the airport was still closed

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Embarrassing faux pas at the Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings: A holiday airline airline has messed up the first holiday flight to Sardinia. On Saturday, the Airbus A320 had to fly back from the Mediterranean island to the departure airport in Düsseldorf – the destination airport Olbia on the Costa Smeralda is still closed to international flights until June 24th.

This is information that the Lufthansa subsidiary could have known, as a spokesman admitted on Monday. The restrictions were to be found in the obligatory “Notice to Airmen” (Notam), which must be taken into account for every flight (you can follow the course of the jet here).

There was a “misunderstanding” in the interpretation of the Notams in advance, the spokesman said. The passengers were rebooked. After all, this led to manageable costs. According to Eurowings, only two passengers were in the plane.

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