An attempt by the German low-cost Eurowings to resume flights to the Italian island of Sardinia ended with the plane simply not being allowed to land in Italy.
According to the local press, the incident occurred on May 23. On this day, the Airbus A320 airline with only two passengers on board flew from Dusseldorf to Olbia, made several laps near the airport, and flew back to Germany.
The route of this flight EW9844 can be seen on flightradar24.com, which monitors the movement of aircraft.
It is noteworthy that 2 days before the departure of the aircraft, the airport published a message for the NOTAM flight crew, which explicitly prohibited the acceptance of commercial flights until June 2 inclusive.
According to the decision of local authorities, regular flights between the cities of the island will be possible from June 3, flights to other regions of Italy from June 15, and international flights from June 25.
Eurowings explained this case by the fact that the situation at the airports is changing quickly and constantly, and the airline can receive information shortly before the introduction of new rules.
Passengers who were on board and were a step away from home were rebooked tickets for other dates.