2,500 Benidorm tourists transported home in busesAround 2,500 British tourists left Benidorm today to head for the city of Calais in France, with buses organized by the tour operator Tui.

The Tui organized transfer was arranged to bring relief to the tourists who had been left stranded due to air traffic restriction following the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Jose Bañuls, Benidorm’s councillor for Safety and Mobility announced that the city had made 12 police officers available to organize and control the traffic in the area where the buses picked up the tourists.

“The organization of this device has been tested to the city of Benidorm has been strengthened, proving its organizational capacity, and that despite the important traffic of buses that the city has told today, the movement was not affected in any time, “said Bañuls.

Most of Europe’s airspace has been closed for the past five days due to the volcanic ash from Iceland’s volcano eruption.