Eruption in Iceland disrupted air transport in Europe

15/04/2010 23:53


Clouds of ash from the volcano on the Icelandic glacier Eyjafjallaj√∂kull Thursday disrupted air travel across Europe. Authorities in Britain, Ireland and Scandinavian countries have announced the closure of airspace, which resulted in cancellation of all domestic and international flights. At both airports, stranding thousands of passengers, it is not clear when the situation to return to normal. 


 British Civil Aviation Authority announced that the time from 12:00 (13:00 GMT) to at least 18:00 (19:00 GMT) are not in the airspace of the country allowed no ordinary flight. British airports had to cancel hundreds of flights, closing the area but probably would also divert flights between Western countries and the United States. British aviation authorities to extend the current ban on all flights in the airspace of the country Friday to 6:00 local time (7:00 CEST). At the same time as the UK entered its airspace and Ireland, where the measure is valid for at least eight hours. Air traffic in the afternoon and gradually stop in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as in Belgium or the Netherlands. International flights to these countries will therefore have to cancel or redirect. Only London's Heathrow Airport to handle while daily flights in 1200 and 180 thousand passengers. Emergency measures, however, affected the Paris airports, which had to cancel all flights to the affected countries.


 At least 36 flights had to cancel today at Prague International Airport because of complications from dust awakening volcano in Iceland is causing the number of airports in Scandinavia


/ Source azet /