ArmInfo.About 40 tourists from Georgia and Armenia were unable to fly out of Barcelona Airport on time on October 20 after Georgian Airways canceled a flight due to unrest in the city, the Caucasian Knot online newspaper reported.
Protest rallies in Catalonia began after the Supreme Court of Spain delivered a verdict against Catalan politicians who were involved in organizing an independence referendum and were sentenced to imprisonment of up to 13 years. During various demonstrations, several hundred people were injured. According to recent reports, the damage from the actions of protesters in Barcelona exceeded 2.5 million euros.
The airline decided not to fly to Barcelona on the morning of October 20 due to the fact that the crew and passengers could not provide security guarantees.
<The flight from Tbilisi to Barcelona was not carried out, and, accordingly, the flight from Barcelona to Tbilisi was canceled>, the Georgian Consulate General in Barcelona "Sputnik-Georgia" reports on October 20.
Passengers claim that they learned about the cancellation of flights only at the airport of Barcelona, reported "News of Georgia>. Most of the passengers have already found the opportunity to fly out of Barcelona. <Up to 10 people remain at the airport, including Armenian citizens>, the publication reports the Consulate General.
The airline offered several options to the remaining passengers: wait for the airline's flight on Wednesday and fly to Tbilisi on October 20, buy tickets to the city where Georgian Airways planes fly from, or purchase another airline's ticket, and the airline will reimburse its cost. Representatives of the Georgian airline in Barcelona promised to buy a ticket for several passengers who do not have such an opportunity.