TUI is not flying today to the Canary Island of La Palma, from where, among others, 79 Dutch people would be picked up.

A spokesperson for the travel organization informs NU.nl that ash from the volcanic eruption on the island could cause problems for aircraft.

On Wednesdays and Sundays, TUI has combined flights to Tenerife and La Palma, from both Brussels and Amsterdam.

These will in any case skip La Palma this Wednesday.

"We hope and think that we can still land on the island tomorrow to bring people back," said the spokesman.

TUI will no longer bring new travelers to the island where a volcanic eruption took place on Sunday.

"The travelers who are not yet able to return have been informed by text message," the spokesperson said.

An extra night will be arranged for them.

Holidaymakers who would like to stay longer, but want to return sooner, are also offered this option as soon as possible.

"A safe return flight is the most important thing for our travelers."

Earlier, holidaymakers who were on La Palma via TUI were evacuated from their hotel by the local authorities. Some had to leave the hotel in a hurry and were left without belongings, including passports.

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