Monday, April 19, 2010

New Iceland ash cloud heads for Britain

The eruption of a volcano in Iceland has strengthened sending a new ash cloud towards Britain, air authorities say, creating uncertainty about the reopening of airspace.The National Air Traffic Services (NATS), which manages British airspace, said on Monday the situation was worsening and it was now in doubt that all areas they wanted to make available to flights from Tuesday would be opened.
"The volcano eruption in Iceland has strengthened and a new ash cloud is spreading south and east towards the UK," said the air traffic controllers."Latest information from the Met Office (weather forecasting service) shows that the situation is worsening in some areas," said NATS in a statement.

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