Heraklion Airport (Greece) closed due to torrential rains and flooding on the island; at least 25 hijacked flights

Aviation24.be Currently following reports of the closure of Heraklion airport, Crete, Greece, due to extreme weather conditions with torrential rain and flooding. On the island, the emergency services are looking for at least three people swept away by the floods. Within minutes, a violent storm created apocalyptic scenes, according to local press.

In unconfirmed video, water pours through the roof of the terminal building as airport staff clean up the mess.

Passengers traveling to or from the island are advised to check flight information with their travel airline or on the airport official website (warning: very basic and outdated site).

What the entrance to the terminal looked like this afternoon:

As of 10:00 a.m. (local time), around 25 flights have been diverted to other airports. A quick copy/paste of Flightradar24 for today’s flights to the Greek island:

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Bart has worked in the Belgian aviation industry since 1996. In 2021 he became a volunteer firefighter/EMT. He spends his free time with his Rugrats, girlfriend, family and friends. He likes to travel, drink wine and dine and supports his favorite football team, KV Mechelen. He is an Ironman 70.3 finisher and dreams of completing a full distance.

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