A flight from Skopje was diverted to Paphos on Wednesday evening to weather the storm on the tarmac as a thunderstorm was passing through over Larnaca skies.
The pilot of Wizz Air flight 7767 from Skopje (SKP) was forced to divert briefly to Paphos (PFO) on Wednesday afternoon due to severe weather conditions around Larnaca International Airport.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the plane was carrying 217 passengers and set new course where it landed uneventfully at Paphos International Airport.
Passengers were then told to remain on board while the plane refueled to save time
Passengers were then told to remain on board while the plane refueled to save time. It was not immediately clear whether additional delays were caused by refueling beside weather.
The flight from the North Macedonian capital then took off and landed at its final destination at LCA at 7:45pm, some two hours and 40 minutes late.
Reports earlier this week pointed to an unstable air mass combined with low pressure that was affecting the eastern Mediterranean. The combination of these weather phenomena is associated with rapid changes in weather, causing pilots to divert to nearby airports where the air mass is less unstable.