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The wind reduced its speed and by 2:00 p.m. the planes were landing and taking off without difficulty, reported Sofia Airport.

Some of the planes that landed at the other airports are already returning to Sofia to make their subsequent flights.

Due to strong winds, earlier today four passenger flights were diverted to land in Plovdiv, six in Bucharest and one in Thessaloniki.

In Plovdiv there are planes from Memmingen, Berlin, Paris and Varna.

Passengers will be transported to Sofia by buses.

Flights from Stansted, Gatwick, Tel Aviv, Rome and Dublin have been diverted to land in Bucharest.

The plane coming from the Romanian capital also returns there.

The flight from Vienna landed in Thessaloniki.

Sofia Airport