The uncontrolled re-entry of a Chinese rocket into the atmosphere is affecting Spanish air traffic this Friday.

According to the model provided by Eurocontrol,

the trajectory will fly over the airspace of our country for one hour.

As the Air Controllers have advanced through their official Twitter account, "Rate Zero has been established for certain areas of Spanish airspace and this may affect air traffic in the form of delays on the ground and route deviations in flight."

Civil Protection has warned that

flights in Catalonia are "totally" restricted for 40 minutes


"Due to the risk associated with the passage of the CZ-5B space object through Spanish airspace, flights have been totally restricted from 9:38 a.m. to 10:18 a.m. in Catalonia and other communities," this organization has also reported through its twitter account.

Barcelona airport has suspended all its operations, both departures and landings, for one hour from 9:19 a.m. this Friday.

Airport sources have indicated that the interruption of air traffic during this hour will cause delays throughout the day, although it is still early to predict how the situation will evolve.

The suspension of air operations also affects other airports in Catalonia, as well as the Balearic Islands, Aragon and Navarra, according to the same sources.

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