The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma has reopened and authorities have allowed some evacuated residents to collect belongings from their homes as an erupting volcano continues to roar.
The island’s government said there had been “no significant incidents” with the volcano since Saturday, when part of the crater collapsed and another river of lava emerged.
Spanish airport authority Aena confirmed on Sunday morning that La Palma airport is operational again after closing on Saturday because of a heavy fall of volcanic ash.
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It added that flights from other airports on the Canary islands remain unaffected.
Manchester Airport's flights to the Canaries including to Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria with TUI, Jet2, Ryanair and Easyjet were departing as scheduled on Sunday.
The closure at La Palma on Saturday led to long lines at the island’s port to catch ferries off the island.
The volcano on La Palma, which is part of the volcanic Canary Islands off north-west Africa and is home to about 85,000 people, erupted on September 19.
The swift evacuations of more than 6,000 people helped to avoid casualties.
Scientists say the eruption could now last for up to three months.
Airline Aena says that it is back to full operation, but has urged travellers to check with their airlines ahead of flying in or out of the Canaries.
It tweeted on Sunday morning: "The #aeropuerto from #LaPalma recovers operability.
"After progress in the ash removal work, it can now be operated with prior approval of the flight plan by @enaire. The priority is to ensure safety."
It added: "All airports in #Canarias they are operational.
"However, if you are going to fly, check with your airline about the status of your flight."
Three rivers of lava slithering down a hillside on the western side of the island have destroyed 461 buildings, including homes, and covered 212 hectares (more than 520 acres) of countryside, according to a European Union monitoring system.
This month’s eruption is the first on La Palma since 1971.
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