Sunday, April 18, 2010

Iceland Ash to Disrupt European Flights Into Weekend

April 16 (Bloomberg)Air services across northern Europe will be disrupted into the weekend after a cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland shut dozens of airports in the U.K., France and Scandinavia.British airspace will be closed until at least 7 p.m. today, according to flight-control authority National Air Traffic Services, compounding travel disruptions that are among the most severe in U.K. aviation history.NATS is not expecting a rapid improvement in the conditions. “In general, the situation cannot be said to be improving with any certainty as the forecast affected area appears to be closing in from east to west,” the agency said in a statement.

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