February 3, 2020 / 1:03 PM / 20 days ago

Flights rerouted as Madrid's Barajas airport closes due to drones

MADRID, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez airport closed for at least two hours on Monday after two pilots detected a drone flying near the takeoff area, said a spokeswoman for Enaire, the parent company of Spanish airport operator AENA.

Twenty-two flights were rerouted away from the capital’s airport, according to AENA.

Spain’s police are investigating. (Reporting by Madrid newsroom)

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