Fire at Prague-Ruzyně causes cancellations and delays

Traffic at Prague’s Ruzyně Airport came to a halt on Saturday for more than five hours due to an electrical fire in the control tower. No one was injured. The airport was unable to say how many passengers were affected as ten flights were cancelled and 17 were diverted. The fire began early Saturday morning in auxiliary power cables and did not apparently affect traffic control systems. Tower dispatchers returned to work later in the morning, however the airport has said that flights will continue to be delayed throughout the day. Prague-Ruzyně is the Czech Republic’s primary international airport and one of the busiest hubs in Central Europe with an average 34,000 passengers a day.