May 14, 2021

The rains cause flooding and the closing for one hour of the Bogota airport

The rains cause flooding and the closing for one hour of the Bogota airport



A torrential downpour today caused flooding in the passenger registration hall of the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá and forced the closure of the air terminal for about an hour, authorities said.

According to the Civil Aeronautics of Colombia, "adverse weather conditions" characterized by thunderstorms and strong winds caused the closure of the terminal "for operational safety".

In social networks, users posted videos showing how water jets fall from the roof of the airport right in front of airline counters.

The situation arose in hours of great influx of passengers who did not give credit to what happened, while workers tried to get the water and dry the floor.

After overcoming the situation, the airport was reopened and, according to the Aerocivil, "air traffic personnel and airlines work to restore operations gradually."

El Dorado, Colombia's main airport, was expanded and completely renovated in recent years, with which it was able to receive 40 million passengers per year.

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