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Volcanic Ash Cloud Now Impacting Canada

THUNDER BAY – The cloud of volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland is now impacting flights in Newfoundland. Air Canada and Jazz advise that flights to, from or connecting through the airport(s) listed may be delayed or cancelled due to the event described. Westjet Airlines is also stating that flights to Newfoundland will be

Posted 19 April 2010 by in Thunder Bay Now
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Debate Starts Over Air Shutdown

THUNDER BAY – For the fourth consecutive day, airlines and airports across Europe are facing the unprecedented closure of almost all the continent’s air space, due to the threat of volcanic ash dispersion. The situation has resulted in the total standstill of intra-European mobility by air, coupled with a huge ripple effect on long-haul aviation

Posted 18 April 2010 by in Thunder Bay Now
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As Flights Remain Stalled Internet Steps Up

THUNDER BAY – The British Foreign Office advises, “Restrictions in UK controlled airspace remain in place until 0100 UK time Monday 19 April. If you are planning to fly into or out of UK airports, check with your airline for the latest news.” As the airspace remains virtually empty stranding travellers and business, people impacted

Posted 18 April 2010 by in NNL Headline News
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European Air Misery Continues Onward

THUNDER BAY – The economic, social and environmental fallout from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is continuing. Air travel in Europe remains at a virtual standstill, with airlines now waiting until in some cases Monday before, hopefully, resuming service. Authorities across Europe are still making decisions on what to do, and when to do it. The Met

Posted 18 April 2010 by in NNL Headline News
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