The General Management of Civil Aviation in Morocco on T uesday ordered the closure of five airports across the country because of the as h clouds from the volcanic eruption in Iceland.
The affected airports are Tangier and Tetouan (in the northern part of the count ry), Essaouira (south), Rabat and Casablanca.
According to a communiquÃ© of the Royal Air Maroc (RAM), received by PANA here, the volcanic eruption had adversely affected the Moroccan airspace.
The airports of Tangier, TÃ©touan and Essaouira will be closed from 5.00 hours t o 13.00 local time, and those of Rabat and Casablanca from 8.00 to 13.00, the co m muniquÃ© said, adding that all RAM flights to the affected airports had been can c elled.
RAM said all intending passengers whose flights were affected had been duly info rmed.