Nearly a week after the floods caused by the Fabien storm, Ajaccio airport (Corse-du-Sud) was still closed on Friday, announced the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) which plans to reopen " this week-end ". “All of the departments are working hard to open up this weekend! ", Tweeted the CCI without further details on the exact day.
In the photos that the latter posted on the night of Thursday to Friday, we can see the grounds adjoining the airstrips still flooded and fire trucks pumping them out.
Pumping operations in progress
On Saturday, Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte airport had to be evacuated at midday, the airstrip being completely flooded after heavy precipitation. Since then, water pumping operations have been in progress.
Pending the reopening of this airport, which is usually very busy during school holidays, Air Corsica, which operates the majority of flights on the island in winter, has set up shuttles since Monday to transport passengers to Bastia -Poretta.
Last weekend, Corsica found itself isolated, all transport to and from the continent being stopped due to bad weather. In addition to the cancellation of flights, the boat crossings were canceled. The city of Ajaccio said in a statement that it had requested recognition of the state of natural disaster.